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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)

Back Billy Hayes in CWU general secretary election

24 March 2015
Ballot papers for the CWU union general secretary election were mailed out to members this week.

Reports round-up

06 January 2015
Dnata airport strike threat wins small pay rise | Unity statement against racist EDL in Dudley | Hundreds at vigil for Leelah Alcorn | Post Office strikes are off after talks | Love Activists cook up housing protest | Freedom Riders protest over cuts

Post Office cash handlers' walkout over job cuts is solid

16 December 2014
Post Office cash handlers struck for 24 hours on Friday of last week.

Reports round-up

09 December 2014
Cash workers strike at Post Offices | Union takes break in biscuit dispute | Police stations staff could down tools | EDF workers’ action over sacked driver | Stop Ukip growing in Portsmouth | TV action set for the new year | Housing protests in Hackney and Haringey

Ballot set for Post Office

04 November 2014
Some 2,000 Post Office workers are set to receive their strike ballot papers on Saturday of this week after pay talks broke down with bosses. 

Wildcat post strike gets results in Portsmouth

28 October 2014
Post workers in two offices walked out last week over allegations of unfair sacking of their colleagues.

Crown Post Office workers accept deal

17 June 2014
Crown Post Office workers voted to accept a pay deal which sees wages increase by 7.5 percent.

Anger at CWU union conferences over bullying

06 May 2014
The postal and finance and telecoms sectors in the CWU union both held their conferences in Bournemouth from Tuesday to Thursday of last week. The postal conference was the first since Royal Mail was privatised last year. It showed signs that workers already face serious problems.

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.

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