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16 October 2013

Fight the Royal Mail sell-off

The sell-off of the remaining publicly owned parts of Royal Mail was completed over the last week. This represents the sad passing of the last remaining form of publicly owned communications, writes Lenny Shail.

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Royal Mail's Coventry North Delivery Office  taking 24-hours of strike action on Tuesday 27 August., photo Dave Nellist

9 October 2013

No to Royal Mail privatisation

The post service is being taken out of public ownership and ripped to shreds by private institutions

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CWU official picket armband, photo Paul Mattsson

Photo Paul Mattsson

18 September 2013

Fight Royal Mail sell-off!

Strike against privatisation:

It is no surprise that the Con-Dems are rushing the privatisation of Royal Mail through as quickly as they can. They face overwhelming opposition. A Royal Mail worker writes.

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28 August 2013

Coventry postal workers fight bullying management

Postal workers at Royal Mail's Coventry North Delivery Office went on 24-hour strike on 27 August, writes a postal worker.

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Royal Mail's Coventry North Delivery Office  taking 24-hours of strike action on Tuesday 27 August., photo Dave Nellist

28 August 2013

No one crosses Royal Mail picket line - except managers

Workers at Royal Mail's Coventry North delivery office took strike action on Tuesday, over the way management treats them

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Strike action at Royal Mail's Coventry North Delivery Office 27.8.13

26 August 2013

Coventry postal workers set to strike

Postal workers at Royal Mail's Coventry North Delivery Office will be taking 24-hours of strike action on Tuesday 27 August

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14 August 2013

Postal workers ballot for action

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has decisively rejected government plans to privatise Royal Mail

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19 June 2013

Postal workers condemn privatisation

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today (Wednesday) announced the result of its consultative ballot which closed yesterday

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12 December 2012

Bristol postal workers fight bullying

Dressed in Santa hats and with spirits high, around 40 postal workers and their supporters joined the picket line on 10 December at the Bristol South East delivery office, writes Tom Baldwin.

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1 June 2011

Workplace news in brief

All out on 30 June!: Over 250,000 civil service union PCS members began voting on 25 May in a ballot for national strike action...

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23 May 2011

London postal workers vote 'Yes' for strike action

Postal workers in London have voted by four to one (79%) in favour of strike action against plans to shut three mail centres and one delivery office

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19 January 2011

Cameron 'thanks' postal workers by axing their jobs and pensions

Two days after MPs voted through the Postal Services Bill, postal workers received Royal Mail's employee newspaper, the Courier, carrying a letter from the prime minister on page three thanking us for our "excellent work" in ensuring that Christmas letters, cards and parcels were delivered, writes A postal worker.

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The CWU protest February 2009 against Post Office privatisation, photo Paul Mattsson

The CWU protest February 2009 against Post Office privatisation, photo Paul Mattsson

26 May 2010

Royal Mail not for sale

DELEGATES TO the Communication Workers Union (CWU) conference have voted unanimously to fight the government's privatisation plans for the Royal Mail service, with a "broad-based public campaign", writes Gary Clark, Assistant Branch Secretary, Scotland No.2 CWU.

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Paul Couchman, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate for Spelthorne

Paul Couchman, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate for Spelthorne

21 April 2010

Spelthorne: "The trade union candidate guy"

AS THE Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Candidate for Spelthorne in Surrey, I delivered our 43,800 election leaflets to the Royal Mail last week, writes Paul Couchman.

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14 April 2010

Postal workers call for 'no' vote on deal

Communication Workers Union (CWU) members in Royal Mail are currently being balloted on whether or not to accept the proposals made in the document 'Business Transformation 2010 and Beyond'...

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10 March 2010

CWU to put Royal Mail deal to ballot of members

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has announced that it has reached a deal with Royal Mail over pay and working conditions but the issue of pensions remains outstanding...

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20 January 2010

Dear Granny Smith

A Letter from your Postman by Roy Mayall: THIS EXCELLENT short book gives an insight into the current attacks on Royal Mail workers from the viewpoint of an 'ordinary postie'. It is not a political polemic or a campaign resource, writes Reviewed by Greg Maughan.

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5 December 2009

Defend The Right To Strike

No privatisation, fight the big business agenda: AFTER MARTIN Stanley, the industry regulator's recent vicious attacks on postal workers, it is easy to see why Royal Mail management felt confident to provoke further strike action after the 24-hour official strike at Watford, a London postal worker writes.

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25 November 2009

Postal dispute: Bosses still on the attack

The London divisional committee of the postal workers' union, CWU, have unanimously voted to call on the CWU's national postal executive to reinstate the national strike, writes Bill Mullins.

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11 November 2009

Postal workers force management back

What we think The postal strike interim agreement between the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Royal Mail contains a number of concessions forced out of the bosses...

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