News Archive

Here you will find all news stories relating to the union. Scroll through the most recent articles listed below and browse through those archived on the right.


Admin & Supply Chain pay deadlock

Pay negotiations for Post Office Admin and Supply Chain members, which have continued throughout the summer period, have been described as "disappointing" by CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey.

Royal Mail Pension Plan Benefit Illustration error

Members of the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) may have received a mailing about their pensions (Benefit Illustration) over the past few days. However, an error within the mailing has been identified.

CWU delegates back BT recruitment plan

Thousands of new jobs will be coming into BT over the next few months after union activists overwhelmingly backed the company's Workforce 2020 proposals at a national branch forum last week.

Romec cleaners vote in favour of productivity and bonus scheme

The consultative ballot on this year's productivity and bonus scheme for cleaners working in Romec closed yesterday (Monday) with 86 per cent of those members who voted voting in favour of the scheme.

Top facilities firms win POL services contract

Two of the UK?s leading facilities companies Norland and Servest will be taking over Romec?s service-providing operations for the Post Office from the beginning of October, following their respective successes in POL?s contract tendering process.

Tony Benn: Will and Testament

A film of the life and times of former politician and CWU honorary member, Tony Benn, produced by Praslin Pictures, is set for general release on the 3rd October. CWU members are invited to attend special pre-screenings of the film taking place in Se

CWU Midlands regional secretary joins TUC team

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) announced this week that former CWU Midlands regional secretary Lee Barron has been appointed as the new regional secretary for the Midlands TUC.

CWU hails young people on International Youth Day

The United Nations (UN) has marked today (Tuesday) as International Youth Day, to celebrate and inspire young people around the world.

BT engineers congratulated on reaching rural broadband milestone

BT engineers were congratulated today (Friday) on reaching one million homes and businesses with superfast broadband.

Staying in politics

In less than nine weeks time, every CWU member in England, Scotland and Wales will receive a ballot paper asking you to vote to keep the unions political fund.

CWU calls for urgent action from Ofcom

The CWU renewed its call for regulatory intervention from communications watchdog Ofcom as its annual report published today (Thursday) showed a steep decline in the number of items sent by post.

Capita TVL pay talks positive

The latest round of pay negotiations with outsourcing giant Capita on the TV Licensing contract have been described as "constructive" by CWU national Officer, Andy Furey, who is leading the talks on behalf of the union.

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