Royal Mail

Royal Mail takes posties on a “journey” to downsize our jobs and conditions

Royal Mail's promises don't matter if they succeed in busting the union. That's where 120,000 postal workers come in

A CWU Rep  ·  03 March 2020

CWU – Organise the rank and file

Royal Mail is trying to break the union. Postal workers have to defend their jobs by whatever means necessary.

Pete Thompson  ·  04 February 2020

CWU: “Royal Mail have declared industrial war on this union”

Update: The CWU has announced a ballot for action between 3-17 March ROYAL MAIL bosses promised that if workers in the CWU postal union “delivered Christmas” without the planned strike, they would engage with negotiations in the New Year. But it was a con. On the first day of negotiations on 16 January they turned […]

A CWU Rep  ·  30 January 2020

Royal Mail Wins a Battle, but Postal Workers Can Win the War

Today the High Court granted Royal Mail an injunction to stop postal workers striking. This is an attack on the entire trade union movement. At this crossroads, an unofficial strike with the support of the CWU and the entire Labour and trade union movement points the way to victory.

Pete Thompson  ·  13 November 2019

How postal workers can win

The CWU leaders have been combative in words, agitating for postal workers to stand strong, but their practical response of monitoring subgroups and possible legal challenges won’t stop Royal Mail. The Postal Executive is not deciding on action till 13 November, five days after mediation ends– why the delay? And there is no preparation for […]

Workers Power  ·  08 November 2019

Royal Mail blocks talks after historic strike vote

Bosses’ dirty tricks show rank and file organisation is key to winning

A CWU Rep  ·  02 November 2019

Destroying Royal Mail: the politics and economics of privatisation

A socialist analysis of the roots of the current CWU dispute Royal Mail’s attack on its workforce and the CWU postal union flows directly from its privatisation five years ago, and not just the changing postal market as postal bosses and politicians claim.  While letter traffic is certainly in decline,[1] increasingly replaced by the internet, […]

Pete Thompson  ·  28 October 2019

Postal workers declare war on Royal Mail bosses

Company being restructured to destroy the public service and jobs

A CWU Rep  ·  07 October 2019

CWU:Vote yes to defend our industry and jobs!

Royal Mail bosses want to divide the company into bite-sized chunks that will be easier to digest

Workers Power  ·  26 September 2019

Royal Mail offensive forces CWU union to call strike ballot

Postal workers need to prepare for “the fight of our lives”, writes a CWU rep

Workers Power  ·  05 September 2019

Royal Mail bins union agreement

As the union prepares for a new battle, activists need to develop the members' control of the dispute needed to win

Workers Power  ·  26 May 2019

CWU and postal bosses cut a deal which workers should reject

By a CWU rep After three months of negotiations, CWU leaders are recommending members vote to accept the deal, claiming it ticks all the boxes in the union’s ‘Four Pillars’ campaign – pensions, legal protections, 35 hour working week, and shift and workload changes. The sweetener is a pay rise touted as 12 per cent […]

Workers Power  ·  28 February 2018

Royal Mail wins strike ban injunction

By A CWU Rep ROYAL MAIL bosses using the courts to get our strike declared “unlawful” and force us into “mediation” is a dishonest delaying tactic designed to break the momentum of our massive 89 per cent vote for strike action. Their cheek is unbelievable. They blanked the union through 18 months of talks, forcing […]

Workers Power  ·  01 November 2017

Royal Mail prepares for showdown with CWU

By A CWU Postal Rep ON 5 SEPTEMBER, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) leadership announced a strike ballot, after months of talks with Royal Mail bosses that had gone nowhere. Negotiations were supposed to address an increasing number of attacks: The closing of the final salary pension scheme in favour of a scheme that would […]

Workers Power  ·  13 September 2017

Royal Mail piles up demands for cuts

  Up to 300 postal workers in Doncaster walked out on 24 March against a worker off on stress being sacked over the phone, forcing Royal Mail to agree to an external investigation. Another wave of action has been slowly building from below since the wildcat walkout in Swindon last August that involved several offices […]

Workers Power  ·  04 April 2017

CWU: Vote No to the Deal

  DOWNLOAD THE LEAFLET By a CWU Rep CWU members are being balloted on the new “Agenda for Growth” agreement (21 Jan to 4 Feb), with the union’s postal executive recommending we accept it. But postal workers should vote no, the new deal leaves us worse off and weakens the union. Workers deserve a pay […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2014

A workers guide to the deal: the small print

By a CWU Rep 1. PAY (Section 5) The 9.06 per cent pay rise over three years, backdated to April, is only half a per cent more than was offered by Royal Mail as far back as July. Like the original offer it can still be reopened if inflation changes, so it’s not set in […]

Workers Power  ·  16 December 2013

Royal Mail/CWU: “a fresh approach” to delivery issues: lose them

By a CWU DO rep It’s been widely known, since the 4 November national briefing of local officials and full-time reps, that outdoor delivery was the big sticking point in negotiations. Not surprisingly since this is the most difficult to automate, and competition is hotting up with rival TNT rolling out its city centre delivery […]

Workers Power  ·  15 December 2013

Royal Mail workers should reject the deal

 By a CWU postal rep, December 12 2013   The CWU postal executive has recommended that members accept the agreement reached after weeks of talks by union negotiators led by Dave Ward, Deputy General Secretary Postal. Yet despite the headline-grabbing pay and conditions offer, at its heart is a blueprint for company-unionism and class collaboration. […]

Workers Power  ·  12 December 2013

Royal Mail privatisation: the multi-billion pound swindle

  By a CWU postal rep The privatisation of Royal Mail last month was not the victory for “popular capitalism” the Coalition government has crowed about. On the contrary, it was a defeat for the users and deliverers of a popular public service. But even by their own terms, it only succeeded because the government […]

Workers Power  ·  29 November 2013

Leeds workers sit-in against victimisation

Postal workers in Seacroft delivery office in Leeds staged a canteen sit-in this Saturday after a driver was wrongly suspended for an accident. They were joined by the workers from the York Road delivery office sited in the same building in a show of solidarity.Royal Mail managers at first refused to reverse their decision but […]

Workers Power  ·  18 November 2013

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