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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.


CWU backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

The Communication Workers Union is today (Thursday) announcing its endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn MP to be the next leader of the UK Labour.

London trade unionists unite against Tory Bill

It was standing room only in central London last night as hundreds of trade unionists gathered to plan resistance to the Government’s attack on our movement.

Ofcom needs to stop undermining the postal industry

Responding to the Statement of Objections by Ofcom to Royal Mail, General Secretary of the CWU, Dave Ward, said: "It is depressing that Ofcom seems to have learnt very little from the demise of Whistl."

More needed to be done to tackle modern day slavery

The Modern Slavery Act that was passed in March 2015 and is starting to be implemented by the government and adhered to by many businesses and organisations.

Crown pay rise expected in September

Post Office bosses have told CWU negotiators yesterday that the Crown network remains on course to break even by the end of September, which will mean that the provisionally agreed wage increase of 1.9 per cent will be paid in October.

Don't forget to register for your chance to choose the next Labour leaders

If you pay the political levy you are entitled to vote in the Labour Party leadership election, Scottish leadership election and London's Labour Mayoral candidate election - but you need to register in order to do so. You can do this by filling in th

CWU South West at Tolpuddle 2015

“Biggest turnout for 15 years,†enthused CWU South West Region secretary Kevin Beazer, after this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs' commemoration festival.

New DGS Postal elected

Terry Pullinger has been elected deputy general secretary (postal) of the Communication Workers Union in the results of elections on the postal side of the union announced today, which also included the election of four members to the CWU postal exec

Trade Union Bill attacks rights of all working people

Responding to the publication today (Wednesday) of the Trade Union Bill, the general secretary of the CWU, Dave Ward, said:

Deutsche Post strikers win three-year deal

Pay increases up until 2017, substantiation for fixed-term workers, guarantees on job security and a halt to outsourcing are the key features of a new national agreement that has ended a three-month industrial dispute in Germany's postal sector

Gender pay gap regulation cautiously welcomed

The CWU welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister David Cameron's that he is finally planning to use legislation he has had at his disposal since 2010 to force large firms to disclose data on the gender pay gap

CWU at the Durham Miners Gala

The 131st Durham Miners' Gala took place on Saturday (11th July), as over 150,000 people lined the streets of Durham as dozens of brass bands carrying banners from former collieries paraded through the city centre ahead of a mass rally at the Racecou

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