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CWU union debates Labour, Ukip, Scottish independence and benefits

29 April 2014
Some 800 workers attended the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) annual conference in Bournemouth this week.

'Calm before storm' at CWU union conference after Royal Mail sell off

22 April 2014
The CWU union conference which begins on Sunday of this week will be the first since Royal Mail was privatised by the government.

News in brief

01 April 2014
Latest Scots referendum polls | Hillsborough inquest | Books for prisoners | The Royal Mail selloff

News round-up

25 March 2014
In-brief stories on books for prisoners, GPs want early retirement due to cuts, new job losses at Royal Mail, and cuts to specialist diabetes nurses

Walkout wins sacked post worker his job back

18 February 2014
A post worker in Oxford has won his job back after workmates struck to demand his reinstatement.

CWU union’s damaging deal with Royal Mail is a blow that strikes could have stopped

11 February 2014
Post workers in the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) have accepted an agreement reached with Royal Mail bosses.

Say no to Royal Mail's no strike deal in ballot

07 January 2014
CWU union reps were meeting across Britain to discuss the post-privatisation deal that the union negotiated with Royal Mail as Socialist Worker went to press.

Royal Mail workers should reject this damaging deal

10 December 2013
The CWU union has announced it has reached an agreement with Royal Mail after weeks of talks. 

More workers join Crown Post Office walkouts

21 November 2013
Thousands of workers in Crown Post Offices walked out of work yesterday, Wednesday, against office closures, job cuts and a pay freeze.

Strike is set in post offices

19 November 2013
Workers in the Post Office were set to walk out for the 13th time on Wednesday of this week.

Post workers fear no-strike deal as talks continue

12 November 2013
The CWU union was locked in talks with Royal Mail bosses last weekend to reach an agreement over pay and working conditions. 

Crown post office strike called off

05 November 2013
Planned strike on Monday of this week cancelled

CWU union calls off Royal Mail strike, but deal is unclear

05 November 2013
The national strike of post workers due to take place on Monday of this week was called off. The CWU union said it had won concessions from Royal Mail

As post workers prepare to strike - take the fight to Royal Mail

29 October 2013
The first national postal strike in four years was set to take place on Monday of next week. 

Post workers plan walkout

22 October 2013
Postal workers have voted to strike by 78 percent on a 63 percent turnout in defence of their jobs, pay and conditions. 

As rich snap up Royal Mail shares, post workers get ready for strikes

15 October 2013
The great Royal Mail robbery has begun, as bankers trade and deal shares for the postal service after centuries of public ownership.

The Great Post Robbery has begun as bankers snap up Royal Mail shares

11 October 2013
The great Royal Mail robbery began today, Friday, as trading began for the postal service after centuries of public ownership.

Posties reject the bribery behind Royal Mail sell-off

08 October 2013
Royal Mail is set to be sold off after centuries of public ownership. The privatisation begins on Tuesday of next week when this vital public service “floats” on the stock exchange.

Privatisation benefits fat cats, not workers

08 October 2013
Privatisation is not about empowering ordinary people. It is simply about allowing the market into areas it has been excluded from

Vote to strike against rotten Royal Mail privatisation plan

24 September 2013
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is balloting its members for the first national strike in the post for four years. The ballot runs from 27 September to 16 October.

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