Tag Archives: CWU/Post Office

The Unsorting Office

Roy Mayall 13 October 2010 It’s been a bad few weeks at our delivery office. First of all Vince Cable [...]
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The mood in the Royal Mail sorting office

Vince Cable has spoken: Royal Mail is to be privatised. My colleagues wonder whether things can possibly get any worse. [...]
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"Privatisation is politically motivated"

Union says Royal Mail is successful and modernising while privatisation is unpopular and politically motivated to get hands on pension [...]
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Call on TUC to scrap Cameron invite

The following motion was passed unanimously at last night’s meeting of the Bristol and District Amal. Branch Central Committee. The [...]
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Royal Mail's plan for junk deliveries

Postal workers will soon be under pressure to deliver junk mail to every household Roy Mayall Postal workers have voted [...]
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Union deal lets postal workers down

If the agreement between Royal Mail and the CWU is accepted it will be another weapon in the armoury of [...]
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‘You Can Take the Time from Your Break’

Roy Mayall There’s a Tannoy system in our office. It’s very rarely used. Most people just shout when they want [...]
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More reflections on the agreement

By Roy Mayall Money I don’t know about you, but I didn’t go on strike for money. I went on [...]
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More junk from Royal Mail

A London Postal Worker calls for rejection of the CWU/Royal Mail agreement Four months since the national postal strikes were [...]
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Deconstructing the agreement Part 2

By Roy Mayall Interpretation We’ve been reading through the text of the agreement to see what it reveals. This technique [...]
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Deconstructing the Agreement – Part 1

By Roy Mayall Purpose and Scope Reading through the new agreement I’m struck by how far short of expectations it [...]
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Royal Mail deal is junk

Royal Mail’s deal with the CWU is not just bad for postal workers – it will leave our postboxes stuffed [...]
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Don't Give Up On The Union – Vote No

Here is Roy Mayall’s response to the ‘deal’ which CWU members will have to vote on. It is a response [...]
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(Royal Mail) Loopholes

This is from Roy Mayall’s blog on the London Review of Books site. I was talking to my union rep [...]
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Roy Mayall replies to 'You and Yours'

This is a response by Roy Mayall (the postman who has come to public prominence with his book “Dear Granny [...]
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Where now for postal workers?

An update on the postal dispute by a London postal worker When the postal strikes due for Friday 6 and [...]
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Where now for the postal dispute?

As we previously reported the London Division of the CWU has called for a return to national strike action. Here [...]
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CWU London Division calls for national strike action

Postal Workers’ Dispute – London Update  20.11.09 At this afternoon’s meeting of the London Divisional Committee it was reported that [...]
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In the sorting office

This is a letter written to the London Review of Books by a postal worker in London Like Roy Mayall [...]
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Why i'm onstrike today

From today’s Guardian Posties and the service we provide are being sacrificed on the altar of profit. We’re fighting back [...]
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UNITE behind the Postal Workers

Royal Mail Managers across Britain are being used in an effort to weaken the postal workers and their CWU union [...]
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Posties deliver three day strike

By John Millington, Morning Star LAYING THE BLAME: Lord Mandelson attempted to push the responsibility for Royal Mail’s difficulties on [...]
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CWU response to Mandelson

CWU Responds to Mandelson 16th December 2008 Billy Hayes, general secretary, said: “It is incredible that the British Government which [...]
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Bolton – postal workers to strike over centre closure

This is from the Bolton News. There is a ballot on it asking if people support the strike, which currently [...]
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POCA account stays with Post Office

This is a CWU Press Release Today, in the House of Commons, James Purnell Secretary of State for the department [...]
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CWU delegates back ballot for industrial action

Delegates at the CWU conference in Liverpoool have voted unanimously for a ballot on industrial action. The union’s press release [...]
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CWU Postal Exec Emergency Motion

This is an Emergency Motion to the CWU’s forthcoming conference, from the Postal Executive Committee This Conference agrees that we [...]
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The REAL news on What's Happening?? in the postal service

In April 2008, the pamphlet “What’s Happening?? The Truth About Work…& the Myth of ‘Work-Life Balance’ ” mistakenly contained an [...]
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Postal workers reject Royal Mail pension changes – time for genuine consultation says CWU

CWU Press release Postal workers have today (Tuesday) overwhelmingly rejected Royal Mail’s pension changes in a CWU consultative ballot of [...]
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Industrial action intensifies in Burslem

Industrial action is being extended and intensified in Burslem in response to Royal Mail’s continued refusal to allow twelve suspended [...]
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Burslem postal strike

CWU press release  More than one hundred delivery workers walked out on strike this morning over a long standing dispute [...]
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A major blow to postal workers

A London postal worker reports on the CWU ballot on the “Pay and Modernisation” agreement and the situation following the [...]
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What's happening with the Royal Mail pension?

SOLIDARITY interviewed CWU Postal Executive member Dave Warren in relation to the changes to the Royal Mail pension which the [...]
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CWU Western Counties Branch Urges You to REJECT THE DEAL

This is a leaflet from the CWU Western Counties branch calling for a No vote in the CWU ballot on [...]
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CWU Reject the Deal Campaign

Below is a link to the leaflet produced for the No campaign against the deal negotiated with Royal Mail. The [...]
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"There needs to be a broad based campaign to reject the deal"

The CWU Postal Executive voted by 9-5 to recommend acceptance of the deal with Royal Mail. As well as the [...]
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Royal Mail: who wins?

From the Guardian Comment is free website  The dispute has been resolved, we are told. But behind the headlines, it’s [...]
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"I voted against the deal and so should you"

The CWU executive voted by 9 to 5 to recommend the deal with Royal Mail. Dave Warren, one of the [...]
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Open letter to CWU Executive Committee members

A personal statement by two long-serving Activists Decisions taken at tomorrow’s Postal Executive count among the most important in our [...]
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Posties pledge to save Oxford depot

From the Oxford Mail Bob Cullen A union leader will today ramp up the battle to stop the closure of [...]
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CWU announces more strikes

The Communication Workers Union is announcing today (Thursday) that there will be further strike action in response to Royal Mail’s [...]
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What strategy for the CWU?

This is a SOLIDARITY leaflet which discusses the strategy of the CWU in its current dispute with Royal Mail. You [...]
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Postal Strike Underway

A London postal worker looks at the issues behind the national strike. Friday June 29th promises to be the first [...]
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Postal Workers Back Strike Action

Results announced at our annual conference in Bournemouth: Royal Mail Pay:Yes: 66,064 (77.5%) No: 19,199 Post Office Ltd (Counters):Yes: 2740 [...]
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Save Gloucester Mail Centre – Demo

March & Rally Saturday 23rd June 2007 Preparations are well underway to hold a March and Rally through Gloucester on [...]
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Royal Mail Offer Rejected And Postal Strike Ballot to Go Ahead

The Communication Workers Union’s executive has formally rejected what Royal Mail describes as their full and final offer on pay. [...]
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National Strike Ballot in Royal Mail?

We reproduce below news from the CWU in relation to negootiations with Royal Mail. Royal Mail Pay 2007 A further [...]
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Campaign against Royal Mail closures

Royal Mail is proposing to close three major Mail depots, at Reading, Gloucester and Coventry. This is a big test [...]
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CWU to Ballot for Strike Action

The Communication Workers Union has agreed to hold a ballot for industrial action with Royal Mail workers. • Notice will [...]
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