Reports and Campaigns
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17 May 2017
Privatising Royal Mail was a privatisation too far for Margaret Thatcher. So how did it come to pass that 499 years of public ownership ended in 2015 with the remaining 30% of shares being floated on the London Stock Exchange, following the majority being sold two years earlier?
10 May 2017
In the face of militant action, Royal Mail lifted the suspensions of two reps
9 May 2017
CWU members took action across nine Royal Mail offices
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.
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