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 Christmas strike warning

A national pre-Christmas strike affecting essential Post Office cash supplies loomed closer today after workers voted by over 90 per cent to reject a "derisory" pay offer from the company.

CWU shortlisted for London region Living Wage Champion Awards

CWU said it was honoured to be shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards.

'Hadrian's Wall Walk' in memory of Mel Holmes

CWU members Steve Rowlands and Marc Pastorelli are taking on the Hadrian's Wall Walk in memory of Mel Holmes and in aid of CWU Humanitarian Aid.

Youngest mayor tells women's conference "we're not here to keep the status quo"

The youngest mayor in the UK received a rousing welcome from the CWU Womens conference as she declared that the suffragettes "were not not killed and force fed, so that we could keep the status quo."

CWU lodge formal claim with Royal Mail over Working Time Directive

The CWU announced this week (Tuesday) that it has lodged a formal claim for future entitlements and back pay with Royal Mail following three landmark Employment Tribunal cases regarding the EU's 1998 Working Time Directive.

CWU to give evidence to BIS select committee

The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee's investigation into competition in the UK postal sector, announced yesterday (Wednesday), is welcome by CWU

Romec members vote for pay deal

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced yesterday (Wednesday) that Romec workers voted 96 per cent in favour of accepting a 2.5 per cent pay increase.

CWU at Labour Party Conference 2014

CWU has a delegation attending the Labour conference in Manchester, this week. The delegation is led by General Secretary, Billy Hayes and also includes deputy general secretaries Dave Ward and Andy Kerr.

Voluntary arrangements made over Openreach winter attendances

CWU has negotiated voluntary changes with Openreach over winter attendances this year.

Glasgow honours mail centre learning reps

Five Glasgow learning reps were presented with People Make Glasgow - Inspiring City Awards last week in recognition of their work at the city's mail centre.

Empowering women through co-operation

CWU HQ played host to the pilot of the European Network Gender Project this week, welcoming an all-female delegation from UNI Global Union, UNI Europa as well as the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) and the Spanish Labour Union (CCOO).

London Mayor pledges to put pressure on TNT Post over low pay

London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi today (Wednesday) challenged Mayor of London Boris Johnson on why he gave TNT Post's expansion in the capital publicity, despite the company's record on poverty pay.

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