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18 October 2017
It was the first national ballot for strike action since the act's introduction. 72,877 Communication Workers Union (CWU) members voted to fight back against Royal Mail's attack on their pension rights and refusal to engage seriously over pay, working hours, future job security and the need to improve the service.
11 October 2017
Royal Mail has desperately tried to stop the strike planned for 19 October.
27 September 2017
The demonstration outside Tory party conference in Manchester on 1 October is the first main mobilisation since the TUC congress
27 September 2017
On 6 September, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) served notice to Royal Mail for a strike ballot
20 September 2017
We are demanding pay, terms and conditions which reflect the service we provide
13 September 2017
After months of unsatisfactory talks, the union leadership has decided to ballot for strikes over the company's attacks
6 September 2017
Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits
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.
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