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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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 November 2015
As reported in the Socialist last week, Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. Also John Vasey, a CWU postal rep, has been sacked on what his work colleagues recognise as stitched up charges.
18 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Secure hospital strike, sacked university rep reinstated, defend victimised CWU reps.
14 October 2015
The privatisation of Royal Mail is deeply unpopular but clearly the biggest draw to this rally was the main speaker, Jeremy Corbyn.
7 October 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Traffic wardens' sick pay, victimised CWU rep John Vasey, 'Kill the Bill' lobby, junior doctors protest.
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