Organising in the Postal Industry
Our aim is not only to raise the membership in the postal constituency, but increase activity and build up sustainable CWU structure’s in all workplaces.
Following the carriage of Motion 60 at the 2012 Postal Industry Conference we are committed to building up membership in all of the business where we have recognition with the employer. Recruitment of new members is the responsibility of all branches and representatives of the CWU. The Field Organisers role is to assist in organising the activity.
Meeting the Challenge
It is vital that the CWU reclaim its own independent structure in all workplaces. The intention is that we encourage and assist branches to form workplace committees in all workplaces. These committees will sit outside of any industrial framework and will be there to assist the industrial representatives. The committees will focus on gathering opinion in the workplace, organising and recruitment, and supporting and assisting the representative where needed. If you are interested in getting involved contact your branch or the Field Organiser for your branch.
Find out more about a recent workshop aimed at increasing member participation and bringing new people into the union. Read: Help your union to help you – get involved.
As the postal sector in the UK continues to grow, then so must the CWU. We offer membership to any postal worker regardless of which company they work for. Our major campaign at the moment is focused around UK Mail. UK Mail workers are joining the CWU in order to secure safer and transparent, working conditions and procedures.