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.


Safety first in severe weather

Many of our members have already been exposed to the severe weather conditions that the entire UK is bracing itself for this weekend.

Ericsson members say 'yes' to two-year pay deal

CWU members working in Ericsson Field Services have voted to accept a hard-fought pay deal.

Toolkit to tackle homophobia in football launched

Football scarves will be worn when the CWU attends the launch of a toolkit aimed at helping tackle homophobia in football taking place at the TUC today (Wednesday).

Young and old unite against austerity

Intergenerational solidarity was the unifying theme of the retired and youth members conferences that ran on successive days at headquarters over the weekend.

Cable’s meeting on post office banking exposes failures

Ahead of Vince Cable's meeting with heads of banks today (Tuesday) to discuss banking services at the Post Office, the Communication Workers Union says the coalition government is failing the post office network.

CWU proud to celebrate 20-year anniversary

Twenty years ago today (Monday) the Union of Communication Workers and the National Communications Union officially created the Communication Workers Union.

UnionLine launches free Motor Claims Service

A new year and a new benefit for CWU members. As of 26 January 2015 Unionline – the trade union law firm part owned by CWU – is launching a new free service for CWU members and their families: Unionline Motor Claims Service.

CWU brings an end to insecurity in Openreach's Cable Recovery team

In a major breakthrough negotiated by the union, all members on fixed-term contracts in Openreach’s Cable Recovery team will be converted to permanent BT grades as of 1 February this year.

Firstsource dispute underlines need for union recognition

Some 138 workers at call centre employer Firstsource are now in the process of returning to work after being suspended since the start of the year.

CWU seeks jobs security in Telefonica O2 takeover talks

Following confirmation this morning (Friday) that Telefonica UK - the owners of mobile brand O2 - is in exclusive sale talks with Hutchinson Whampoa - the owners of 3 mobile the CWU is seeking assurances over job security for the company's UK employe

Capita operational review 'nightmare'

The CWUs deep concern at Capita's plans to axe over 100 roles providing back-office support to the massive outsourced Telefonica took on a yet another dimension just before Christmas

Post Office workers back pay deal

CWU members in Post Office admin and supply chain grades have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a three-year deal raising pay and protecting jobs.

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