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CWU leader Dave Ward says, 'We need a strategy to beat the Tories'

02 February 2016
CWU union leader Dave Ward spoke to Charlie Kimber about the prospects for Jeremy Corbyn, why more power has shifted to the bosses—and how we can win it back

Second walkout for sacked postal worker in Fife

19 January 2016
Postal workers in Cupar, Fife, walked out in defence of a sacked colleague for the second time yesterday, Monday.

Planned post cut is 'postponed' in Leeds after strikes

12 January 2016
Post Office supply chain workers in Leeds have forced bosses onto the back foot after two 24-hour walkouts.

Fife postal workers fight the sack

05 January 2016
Postal workers in Cupar, Fife, walked out last month to defend a sacked colleague.

Reports round-up

15 December 2015
Postal Workers Day | NSL traffic wardens walk out in Brighton | Arriva Trains Wales workers strike in Chester | Lambeth library workers to ballot over cuts | Yorkshire Nazis met with protest | Medway bus bosses get a Christmas gift | L&G insurance workers’ strike on the cards | Waiters tipped for ME Hotel protest

Strikes to defend Andrew Mootoo force concessions from Royal Mail bosses

15 December 2015
Royal Mail bosses in Bridgwater, Somerset, have moved towards reinstating a disabled worker kept on sick leave.

Unofficial strike delivers blow to Royal Mail bosses

17 November 2015
An unofficial post workers walkout in Bridgwater, Somerset, has forced concessions from management.

Unofficial action by post workers forces Royal Mail bosses back in Bridgwater

12 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, have won concessions from management after staging a wildcat strike.

Wildcat walkout in Somerset post to defend disabled worker

11 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, staged an unofficial walkout today, Wednesday, to demand the reinstatement of a disabled worker.

Unofficial post walkout in Plymouth forces bosses to back down

27 October 2015
Postal workers in Plymouth staged an unofficial walkout on Monday of this week.

News in brief

13 October 2015
Redcar ovens shutdown; Royal Mail selloff; black people tasered more; and Rotherham cop pleads guilty

Draconian anti-union law isn’t going to resist itself

06 October 2015
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey offered last week to abandon opposition to a key section of David Cameron’s new Trade Union Bill.

Solidarity on the National Gallery picket line

13 August 2015
Trade unionists from a number of London universities visited picket lines at the National Gallery today, Thursday—the third day of an all-out strike.

Reports round-up

21 July 2015
Second union votes for CalMac walkouts | Solidarity actions for Elbit arrestees | Terry Pullinger is elected in CWU | Aspire Housing workers strike to defend conditions | Manchester council targets homelessness camp | Barnsley ballot at Ardagh Glass

Post workers rally against effects of privatisation

14 July 2015
The CWU postal workers’ union launched a campaign against the effects of privatisation in the postal industry on Thursday of last week.

Reports round-up

16 June 2015
Protest against Dixons Carphone job losses | Anger at Sports Direct warehouse | Conference to challenge Islamophobic Prevent | Freedom rides again in Sheffield | School workers win living wage in Camden | Trades councils meet up in Crewe | Anti-fascists out in Dudley

Latest Tory Royal Mail selloff needs ‘clear union response’

09 June 2015
The government plans to sell its remaining shares in Royal Mail.

Private post bosses want to sack 2,000 delivery workers to boost profits

12 May 2015
Private delivery company Whistl has issued redundancy notices to 2,000 workers after suspending its delivery service.

Workers debate ending Labour link at CWU conference in Bournemouth

28 April 2015
Workers in the Communication Workers Union (CWU) debated anti-racism and the union’s relationship to the Labour Party at their general conference in Bournemouth last Sunday and Monday of this week.

Dave Ward beats Billy Hayes in CWU election

21 April 2015
Dave Ward has won the election to become general secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU)

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