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.


Post Office workers set for pay strike ballot

Some 2,000 Post Office workers will be receiving their strike ballot papers next Saturday (8th November) following the breakdown of last-ditch pay talks between the CWU and company chiefs.

Union celebrates political fund ballot result

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today announced that CWU members have overwhelmingly endorsed the continuation of its Political Fund ballot result, which saw an overwhelming Yes vote of nearly 87 per cent.

Members at BTMSL vote to accept hard won improved pay offer

Members at BT Managed Service Ltd (BTMSL) have voted to accept an improved pay deal by a majority of 90 per cent.

CWU calls for cap on competition to Royal Mail

Regulator Ofcom should introduce an immediate cap on competition to Royal Mail said the Communication Workers Union (CWU) today (Friday).

A stroke of inspiration

Today is World Stroke Day and to mark the event, Royal Mail workers are taking part in various activities aimed at raising awareness of this condition and of course raising much-needed funds for the charity

Learning success at Bristol Mail Centre

An estimated 200 postal workers have now completed education and training courses at Bristol Mail Centre, thanks to the joint efforts of the CWU, the TUC Unionlearn project, Royal Mail and City of Bristol College.

CWU plans for TUC Young Workers Month

Around 20,000 young postal and telecoms workers are set to take part in the TUC Young Workers Month in November, supported by the Communication Workers Union.

GS calls for UKIP to be exposed as racist party

CWU general secretary Billy Hayes has called for UKIP to be named as a racist party.

Royal Mail Christmas and New Year arrangements

This year's Christmas and New Year arrangements for Royal Mail Group workers were aimed at maximising opportunities for members to enjoy a four-day break, while also giving members more voluntary overtime options.

Political fund - last chance to vote

All CWU members in England, Scotland and Wales will receive a ballot paper this weekend asking them to decide if the union can keep its longstanding political fund.

Improved pay deal secured at BTMSL

CWU is recommending that members at BT Managed Service Ltd (BTMSL) vote to accept an improved pay deal in a ballot that is currently underway.

Capita TVL members to vote on pay deal

Some 600 Capita TVL staff will begin voting next week on whether to accept a two-year pay deal, which would raise wages by around 5 per cent by the New Year.

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