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2 September 2015
John Vasey, a CWU (postal workers' union) workplace rep at Royal Mail Delivery Office in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, was sacked on 21 August on a charge connected with non-delivery of election material.
24 June 2015
Communications regulator Ofcom has announced a "fundamental review" of Royal Mail. This could be the next step in turning the former state postal service, privatised in 2013, into a for-profit business.
10 June 2015
Tory Chancellor George Osborne's sale of the remaining 30% government stake in privatised Royal Mail, is a desperate act to meet his commitment of clearing the budget deficit by 2018-19, writes Rob McArdle, postal worker.
13 May 2015
Thousands of jobs are at risk as TNT/Whistl has suspended its entire UK delivery operation after losing its financial backers, writes Carl Harper, Royal Mail worker and CWU member.
13 May 2015
The recent CWU telecoms conference voted to vigorously oppose, with industrial action if necessary, BT Openreach's plans to concentrate all office-based jobs into just 23 'centres of excellence', writes Clive Walder.
22 April 2015
This year's Communication Workers' Union conference will be the last with Billy Hayes as general secretary following his recent election defeat to Dave Ward
18 March 2015
"It ain't getting any easier for the working class," said Kev Greenway in closing the 2015 National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) Midlands conference, writes Dave Gorton, Unite LE/372 branch (personal capacity).
4 March 2015
Communication Workers Union (CWU) members will shortly be electing a new general secretary as well as national and sector executives
4 February 2015
A Labour Party leaflet, outlining its policies on the NHS, was delivered to many homes by Royal Mail workers in January
1 October 2014
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is this month balloting all members on whether to retain its political fund
3 September 2014
A special CWU conference on 21-22 August agreed BT proposals for reduced pay and conditions for new staff by a three to one majority
20 August 2014
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) telecoms section is once again shying away from a fight with BT and recommending cuts in pay and conditions for new staff
19 August 2014
In a consultation ballot, 57% voted for a ballot for industrial action now.
15 August 2014
CWU members at Royal Mail's Orton Southgate Delivery Office in Peterborough walk out
2 August 2014
In BT the CWU is sending out yet another survey on whether union members feel that the application of performance management has improved
16 July 2014
A cross-party parliamentary committee has looked into the 2013 privatisation of the 60% of Royal Mail that was then in government hands
28 May 2014
On the very week Royal Mail reported a 12% rise in operating profits to £671 million, the newly privatised company was complaining about 'market competition' from the likes of TNT
7 May 2014
A motion calling for the next Labour government to renationalise Royal Mail was passed at the recent CWU annual conference
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