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26 April 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including the CWU conference latest and a London security strike.
19 April 2017
This year's CWU conference takes place while Royal Mail attacks pensions
24 March 2017
"Yesterday we were under their spell, today they're under ours"
2 March 2017
LAST WEEK, following an initiative by Socialist Party councillors, Coventry city council unanimously voted to oppose post office privatisation, writes Rob Windsor, Coventry Socialist Party councillor.
22 February 2017
John Pickett, Socialist Party comrade and postal worker, has died very suddenly at the age of 63. I first met John in the early 1980s, just after he returned to Portsmouth after being at college in Stoke.
8 February 2017
Thousands of workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were stripped of their defined benefit pension scheme on 1 February by AWE bosses Lockheed Martin, Jacobs and Serco.
1 February 2017
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Eastern 5 branch are celebrating a victory over Royal Mail in a battle over trade union solidarity.
25 January 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Pensioner poverty; troublesome taxes; private profiteering.
11 January 2017
Royal Mail has announced a 'formal consultation' on the pension plans of its workers, following a national statement with 'proposals' sent to workers' home addresses.
19 December 2016
Striking workers were in an angry mood outside St John's Centre Post Office in Leeds
16 December 2016
Up to 3,500 Communication Workers Union members across 300 Post Offices took five days of strike action over Christmas.
31 October 2016
Post Office members of the CWU are on strike in defence of jobs, pensions and the Post Office service
21 September 2016
Thousands of Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite members working in the Post Office took strike action on 15 September against attacks on their job security and pensions.
14 September 2016
Thousands of Communication Workers Union members working in the Post Office strike on 15 September
7 September 2016
The burden of creating profits to pay faceless shareholders of a privatised Royal Mail continues to be laid at the feet of the workers. Under pressure managers regularly resort to bullying and harassment in order to achieve the savings.
3 August 2016
A special press conference organised by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) alongside Jeremy Corbyn himself, saw the union announce its official support for Corbyn in the Labour leadership election.
8 June 2016
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) missed an opportunity to link a dispute between Royal Mail managers and the privatisation of the company by the 2010 Tory-led government, writes Carl Harper, CWU activist.
20 April 2016
CWU conference: As the 2016 Communication Workers Union conference takes place, British Telecom continues its obsession with cost cutting, despite a 14% increase in profits to £2.6 billion last year.
13 January 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Victimised postal union rep reinstated; fresh tube strikes announced; Lambeth libraries vote to walk out.
25 November 2015
Supporters of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) protested on 23 November outside the final appeal hearing of sacked CWU postal union rep John Vasey.
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