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16 October 2019

Massive vote for strike action: - "We're out to win!"

There was a deafening roar of approval at a CWU meeting when a 97.1% vote for strike action was announced

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30 October 2013

Workplace news in brief

Postal workers rally: There is a national rally for striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members in Royal Mail on Monday 4 November at 12 noon in the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

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23 October 2013

Postal workers go into battle

By a massive four to one majority CWU members in Royal Mail voted to strike in defence of their terms and conditions

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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 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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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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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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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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On the picket line at Bitterne in Southampton, photo Rob Emery

On the picket line at Bitterne in Southampton, photo Rob Emery

3 November 2009

'Modernisation' means cuts: Support the postal workers' fightback

This dispute and the reasons for these strikes go all the way back to 2002 and the appointment of Allan Leighton and Adam Crozier as chairman and chief executive of Royal Mail, a Coventry postal worker writes.

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3 November 2009

Time to plan for all-out postal strike

Editorial: The third week of national strike action at Royal Mail has seen the bosses on the run. They fear the disruption of mail in the pre-Christmas period when over two billion letters, cards and parcels are...

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3 November 2009

Reports from the postal workers' picket lines

Postal workers reported solid support for the strike across Southampton. At Bitterne the mood was particularly determined in the face of an ongoing dispute over drivers' hours that management want to reduce:...

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Postal workers on strike in East London, photo The Socialist

Postal workers on strike in East London, photo The Socialist

28 October 2009

Support postal workers

Fighting to defend jobs and services: The Postal workers' strikes are to defend a national service which we can be proud of. Management are only after massive profits, writes Gary Clark, sub area rep, Scotland No.2, CWU

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28 October 2009

Support post workers, this is no time to equivocate

A number of trade union leaders, MPs and other individuals (including Tony Benn), sent a letter to the Guardian on the post strikes which implicitly criticised the union as well as the management ...

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28 October 2009

Postal strike reports: Defending the service

Cars hooted their support as postal workers' picket lines were solid across Gloucestershire this week, even more so than during the 2007 strike, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.

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Postal dispute video 2009

Postal dispute video 2009

20 October 2009

Postal workers must win

Vital battle to save Mail service: As the national strike to defend the postal service and its workforce begins on 22 October, two Communication Workers Union (CWU) members spoke to The Socialist about the importance of the dispute for all workers...

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20 October 2009

Post - a battle that mass strike action can win

Editorial Royal Mail bosses have declared war on the postal workers and their union, the CWU ...

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Postal workers demonstrate, photo by Paul Mattsson

Postal workers demonstrate, photo by Paul Mattsson

13 October 2009

Victory to postal workers

Defend jobs, no to increased workloads: In a national ballot, 76% of postal workers have voted to strike, whilst local strikes continue throughout Britain after sustained attacks on postal workers, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party industrial organiser.

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8 October 2009

Postal workers vote for national action

The result of the CWU national ballot was: Yes votes 61,623 No Votes 19,207 on a 67% turnout.

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Postal workers lobby Parliament, photo Paul Mattsson

Postal workers lobby Parliament, photo Paul Mattsson

30 September 2009

London postal workers: Big majority to stop funding Labour

An overwhelming 98% of postal workers in London have voted to withdraw their union's (CWU) funding from the Labour Party, writes Naomi Byron.

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Postal workers demonstrate in London, photo by Paul Mattsson

Postal workers demonstrate in London, photo by Paul Mattsson

22 September 2009

Postal workers strike as national ballot continues

Action by postal workers has continued in many parts of the country, against management's attempts to impose new shifts and working conditions without consultation, writes A London postal worker.

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