Postal News

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.

Post Office bosses’ provoke Christmas Week strike

12 December 2016

The crisis in the Post Office created by senior Post Office management has forced the CWU to announce five days of strikes in the week leading up to Christmas.

PO Strike Three – and stronger than ever

05 December 2016

Thousands of hard-working Post Office staff braved freezing temperatures on Saturday morning to come out on the high streets of the UK and show the company that their determination to win a fair deal is stronger than ever.

We’re building a stronger CWU

01 December 2016

Building a stronger union was the theme of last week’s national briefing in Birmingham, where branch, area and regional reps spent a busy day focussing, collectively, on how we will increase CWU membership and strengthen workplace organisation to face and overcome the many challenges ahead…

Further strike action called in fight to save the Post Office

25 November 2016

Branches will be aware of the Post Office’s continued policy of managed decline by cutting jobs and privatising Crown Offices as well as the plans to close the Defined Benefit pension scheme.

Eastern Labour backs CWU Post Office struggle

21 November 2016

Unanimous support for the fight to save our Post Office and hundreds of signatures on CWU campaign post cards added up to a “huge success” at this weekend’s Labour East Regional Conference in Southend, reports Paul Moffatt.

MPs slam Post Office for ignoring the people

18 November 2016

Dozens of MPs from across the political divide and all parts of the UK demanded that Post Office bosses be held accountable for the growing crisis in the company during a lively Parliamentary debate at Westminster yesterday.

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