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.


Missing in action: women and the election

Are you one of over nine million women who didn’t go to the ballot box at the last General Election? Low electoral turnouts are becoming the norm in the UK and women are failing to vote in higher numbers than men.

Full transparency on Horizon needed to protect postmasters

The CWU is extremely concerned over the findings of forensic accountants Second Sight's finalised report into the Horizon computer system and the way in which the Post Office has dismissed its findings in a 92 page rebuttal document

National CWU election results

Dave Ward has been elected General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union in results of today's national CWU elections, which also include the union's NEC and industrial executives.

CWU safeguards jobs in major BTMSL site move

After lengthy negotiations, CWU has succeeded in guaranteeing job security for members at BT Managed Service Ltd

Pay rise for BT members

Members in BT will receive a 2.5% pay rise, backdated to 1 April 2015, which should be paid in this month's salaries.

New contact centre blitz

Heightened recruitment activity has been underway at a number of contact centres across the country in response to the union’s national appeal to activists to re-focus attention on boosting membership in the sector.

Full backing for Royal Mail charity fun runs

The CWU is joining forces with Royal Mail in encouraging families to put their best foot forward next month by taking part in the company’s new 5km or 10km fun runs.

Airwave members accept 2% amid uncertainty and disquiet

Members at Airwave have voted by more than nine to one in favour of an across-the-board and fully consolidated 2% pay offer.

Thousands make political choice

Thousands of members have exercised their new right to choose whether or not any of their political fund contributions are paid to the Labour Party.

Telefonica O2 workers say yes to pay rise

Following hot on the heels of their former colleagues who now work for outsourcer Capita, workers at Telefonica O2 have overwhelmingly voted for a 2.3 per cent pay increase.

Pay boost for Capita/O2 members

Members in Capita working on the outsourced O2 contract have overwhelmingly endorsed a fully consolidated 2 per cent pay increase that flows through to all supplements on pay and pensions.

Unlikely runners triumph for leukaemia research

Lincolnshire and South Yorks branch stalwarts Tracey Fussey and Jonathan Bellshaw pleasantly surprised not more than just themselves last Sunday - completing a 10 kilometre sponsored charity fun run.

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