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.

Political fund - ballot open

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.

CWU welcomes recruitment drive from BT

BT announced 500 more full-time Openreach engineering jobs today, which brings the total since April this year to 2,400.

Post Office Ltd announce early end to consultation on Whitstable post office as Budgens pulls out

Post Office Ltd cancelled proposals today (Friday) to transfer Whitstable post office to Budgens and put an early end to the public consultation on the move.

Last-ditch talks to avoid Post Office Christmas strike

"Next week, POL management will have a last chance to avoid a pre-Christmas strike and I strongly urge them to seize it," CWU national officer Andy Furey said this morning.

New law on dog attacks introduced

New laws to protect postal workers from dog attacks come into force this Monday.

Crown office members secure £500 bonus

Some 3,000 Crown Post Office counter staff will receive a welcome boost to their October pay packets, as the first instalment of a ?1,000 lump sum arising from the pay agreement that was won earlier this year.

BT agency workers awarded permanent contracts following CWU campaign

CWU today (Wednesday) welcomed BT Consumer's announcement that it is to offer permanent BT contracts to over 270 agency staff who have worked for the company for over two years.

Supporting the children of Gaza

This summer people throughout the world were horrified to see large numbers of children killed during the war upon Gaza. One campaign that is taking up the plight of Gaza?s children is the Defence of Children International.

**New video** 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

Sale of Royal Mail "a national scandal" says CWU

One year on from the privatisation of Royal Mail, the leader of the Communication Workers Union has today (Friday) called the sale a "national scandal".

All out for recruitment in Openreach

A unprecedented CWU recruitment drive is in full swing at Openreach, with the union pulling out all the stops to ensure that the biggest single intake of new staff since BT's privatisation in 1984 results in a corresponding boost to the CWU's BT memb

Event inspires new wave of CWU women to get active in the union

"Women are stronger together" was the resounding message from yesterday's 'A woman's place is in the CWU' event organised by the London region and held in the Indian YMCA in central London.

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