CWU and postal bosses cut a deal which workers should reject

By a CWU rep After three months of negotiations, CWU leaders are recommending members vote to accept the deal, claiming it ticks all the boxes in the union’s ‘Four Pillars’ campaign – pensions, legal protections, 35 hour working week, and shift and workload changes. The sweetener is a pay rise touted as 12 per cent … Continue reading CWU and postal bosses cut a deal which workers should reject

Royal Mail wins strike ban injunction

By A CWU Rep ROYAL MAIL bosses using the courts to get our strike declared “unlawful” and force us into “mediation” is a dishonest delaying tactic designed to break the momentum of our massive 89 per cent vote for strike action. Their cheek is unbelievable. They blanked the union through 18 months of talks, forcing … Continue reading Royal Mail wins strike ban injunction

Royal Mail prepares for showdown with CWU

By A CWU Postal Rep ON 5 SEPTEMBER, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) leadership announced a strike ballot, after months of talks with Royal Mail bosses that had gone nowhere. Negotiations were supposed to address an increasing number of attacks: The closing of the final salary pension scheme in favour of a scheme that would … Continue reading Royal Mail prepares for showdown with CWU

Royal Mail/CWU: “a fresh approach” to delivery issues: lose them

By a CWU DO rep It’s been widely known, since the 4 November national briefing of local officials and full-time reps, that outdoor delivery was the big sticking point in negotiations. Not surprisingly since this is the most difficult to automate, and competition is hotting up with rival TNT rolling out its city centre delivery … Continue reading Royal Mail/CWU: “a fresh approach” to delivery issues: lose them

Royal Mail workers should reject the deal

 By a CWU postal rep, December 12 2013   The CWU postal executive has recommended that members accept the agreement reached after weeks of talks by union negotiators led by Dave Ward, Deputy General Secretary Postal. Yet despite the headline-grabbing pay and conditions offer, at its heart is a blueprint for company-unionism and class collaboration. … Continue reading Royal Mail workers should reject the deal

Royal Mail privatisation: the multi-billion pound swindle

  By a CWU postal rep The privatisation of Royal Mail last month was not the victory for “popular capitalism” the Coalition government has crowed about. On the contrary, it was a defeat for the users and deliverers of a popular public service. But even by their own terms, it only succeeded because the government … Continue reading Royal Mail privatisation: the multi-billion pound swindle