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Union deal with Royal Mail will not benefit workers in the long term

04 February 2014
The membership ballot over whether to accept the agreement the CWU union has reached with Royal Mail was due to end on Wednesday of this week.

Strike ballot for Torquay post workers

28 January 2014
Some 100 post workers in Torquay are set to be balloted for strikes after a colleague was sacked just before Christmas.

Anger over bonus for Royal Mail boss

28 January 2014
CWU union members in Royal Mail are voting on a deal with bosses.

Throw out Royal Mail's no-strike deal in CWU ballot

21 January 2014
CWU union members in Royal Mail were set to begin voting on the deal their union has reached with bosses as Socialist Worker went to press. The ballot had been due to start on Thursday of last week but was delayed.

Reports round-up

21 January 2014
Bus workers walk out in Weymouth | Vote for action on the DLR | Newsquest journalists start ballot | Shetland construction workers discuss offer | Tata Steel deal accepted in Scunthorpe | Sandwich workers could strike in Corby | National Gallery staff want living wage | Ballot for Romec workers | Resistance meeting in Donnington | Library protest called in Barnsley

Postal workers walk out in Southampton after steward is suspended

14 January 2014
Some 90 post workers at Shirley delivery office in Southampton walked out of work on Wednesday of last week.

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.

No-strike deal at Royal Mail would be a disaster

17 December 2013
Communication Workers Union (CWU) reps were set to meet at a national briefing as Socialist Worker went to press to discuss a proposed agreement reached with Royal Mail.

Post workers set to strike in West-Super-Mare

03 December 2013
Post workers in Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset were set to strike on Thursday of this week. 

Unofficial walkout by Crewe postal workers

29 November 2013
Some 100 workers at Crewe Delivery Office walked out of work this morning, Friday, on unofficial strike. The workers struck for three hours over allegations of bullying and harassment from management. They have since returned to work.

Deliveries key in crunch talks at Royal Mail

26 November 2013
Talks between Royal Mail and the CWU union were ongoing as Socialist Worker went to press.

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. 

Post workers to strike on Monday 4 November

16 October 2013
Post workers' CWU union announces national ballot result and strike date

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.

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