Postal News


13 April 2017

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today strongly condemned Royal Mail’s decision to close its current Defined Benefit pension scheme for future accrual in March 2018.

Download the Four Pillars of Security Petition Now

30 March 2017

Please find attached a copy of the Four Pillars of Security petition which was previously circulated to all CWU Representatives. Since the briefing we have had many requests for additional copies of the petition from, which you can now download and print, using the link below and photocopy as well.

Post Office workers – your views still count

20 March 2017

CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey has launched a union-organised opinion poll of Post Office workers’ views, in response to company chiefs’ controversial decision to cancel the regular Your Views Count and Pulse surveys.

'Deluded' Post Office boss

20 March 2017

Post Office boss Paula Vennells stood accused of “breath-taking delusion” yesterday, after she claimed that her leadership had been a success.

MP and residents unite for ‘Save our Crown’ fight

09 March 2017

North London residents vowed to campaign against the threat to privatise their Crown Post Office at a packed public meeting in Harringay on Tuesday.

CWU gives cautious welcome to Ofcom Review on Royal Mail

01 March 2017

The Communication Workers Union today welcomed Ofcom’s decision not to introduce more charge controls and efficiency targets on Royal Mail following its review of how the company is regulated. It also welcomed the recognition that the USO is both valued and should be protected.

Royal Mail vehicles - safety always first

16 February 2017

According to official Royal Mail stats, there were 112 handbrake-related vehicle ‘rollaway’ incidents over the last 12 months, and a total of 533 since 2013

Re-launching our campaign in the Post Office

13 February 2017

‎Branch secretaries and reps in the Post Office gathered at a national briefing today in Central London on a discussion on the future of the Post Office dispute. The day was marked as a relaunch in the CWU's campaign against job losses, pay and pension changes, Crown closures and the threat to the future and very existence of the Post Office.

1971 Postal Dispute - Watch our video here

26 January 2017

CWU Retired Members reflect on the lead up, the duration and the impact of the 1971 Postal Dispute

Terry Pullinger highlights the major challenges facing the Union in 2017

17 January 2017

An important message for CWU members and activists from Terry Pullinger, DGS(P) highlighting the major challenges facing the Union in 2017 and how we intend to address them with the employer.

CWU to Royal Mail: ‘Take executive action on our pensions and we’ll ballot’

05 January 2017

Royal Mail bosses were warned today that any unagreed pension changes will spark a national strike ballot, following the company’s announcement of a formal consultation.

Special Christmas delivery marks start of PO strike week

20 December 2016

An unmistakable message has been sent by the CWU to Government and Post Office management over the CWU’s determination to fight a multi-pronged attack on the Crown Office network and on members’ job security and pensions.

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