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Leading figures in CWU oppose the post deal

Issue No. 2076

The vote by the CWU union's postal executive to accept and recommend Royal Mail's offer to the membership was not unanimous. Many of those in leading positions in the union recognise that the deal falls far short of what could have been achieved.

Several members of the executive voted against the deal – including Socialist Worker supporter and CWU president Jane Loftus.

The other members who voted against were Dave Warren, Lesley McLean, Phil Browne and Mick Kavanagh.

Very unusually, three officers of the union also refused to sign up to the deal. They were assistant secretaries Bob Gibson, Terry Pullinger and Martin Collins.

This dissent at the top of the union is a reflection of the deep unease inside the CWU at the proposed settlement.

Many activists believe that the deal will open the way to further attacks by Royal Mail on postal workers and the union.

It is now vital that postal workers across Britain follow their lead and use their vote in the ballot to vote no.

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