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.

Postman's idea inspires Royal Mail to help find missing children

An idea by Communication Workers Union rep Vinnie Micallef for postal workers to help the police find missing people has inspired Royal Mail to expand the scheme in time for Christmas and to celebrate one year of teaming up with a leading charity.

Unionline wins ABS of the year at Modern Law Awards

The CWU and GMB owned UNIONLINE has won the 'Alternative Business Structure of the Year’ award category at the Modern Law Awards.

CWU welcomes Scottish and Welsh Governments’ opposition to TU Bill

The union has welcomed moves by the Scottish and Welsh governments to oppose the Trade Union Bill.

Union learners' education must be put before profits

General Secretary Dave Ward outlined how the cuts to education in the UK were impacting on skills and inequality in society at the CWU Union Learning networking event in Nottingham.

**New Video** BT Consumer members to vote on job security and attendance agreement

Around 3,500 members working for BT Consumer are being asked to vote in favour of an extensive agreement covering both job security and attendance patterns in a consultative ballot which opens today (Tuesday).

More demonising of the disabled on the horizon, warns CWU GS

General Secretary Dave Ward warned that with another set of austerity cuts on the horizon, there are likely to be further efforts made to demonise those on disability benefits.

Bridgwater action a 'human response to unacceptable situation'

Reps at Bridgwater, Somerset secured an assurance from local Royal Mail management that serious negotiations will be held over the return to work of fellow postal member Andrew Mootoo

Dedicated workforce behind Royal Mail's solid performance

Deputy General Secretary (Postal) Terry Pullinger gave credit to CWU members in the face of major change and increased competition when he commented on Royal Mail’s latest financial results.

Strengthening the role of women in the CWU will result in a stronger CWU

General secretary Dave Ward described the delivery of equality and the role of women as major challenges facing the union.

By-election candidate backs CWU's People's Post campaign

The need to defend postal services from commercial vested interests and the regulator has been highlighted by the Labour candidate in the first Westminster electoral showdown since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader.

CWUHA's help for refugees becomes international effort

Refugees arriving in Turkey and Hungary are making use of basic essentials, such as sleeping bags, warm clothes and milk for babies, all coordinated and delivered by volunteers from the Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid charity (CWUHA).

Fallen postal workers of WW1 and WW2 remembered

Two books of remembrance listing all 12,830 postal workers killed in the two world wars have been donated The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) for inclusion in its permanent Museum Collection.

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