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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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29 November 2007

Communication Workers Union ballot

STOP PRESS: The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has announced the result of the ballot on the Royal Mail pay and modernisation agreement 2007-8, which the CWU leadership recommended to end the postal workers' strikes...

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8 November 2007

Fight Royal Mail victimisation

In the "deal" reached by Royal Mail and the CWU Postal Executive there is no mention of suspended or sacked workers.

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1 November 2007

CWU executive member calls for a 'no' vote

Royal Mail deal: Jane James interviewed Dave Warren, a member of the CWU's postal executive. Dave is the only member of the executive to speak out against the deal.

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25 October 2007

Reject Royal Mail deal: Vote 'No' and reinstate the action

Postman Pat joins the CWU picket line in East London, photo Naomi Byron

Postman Pat joins the CWU picket line in East London, photo Naomi Byron

Postal workers up and down the country have taken part in a courageous fight against a vicious management intent on destroying jobs and postal workers' conditions while preparing the industry for privatisation ... By Gary Clark , Sub area rep, Scotland No.2 CWU

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25 October 2007

Striking Liverpool postal workers return to work

Postal workers in Merseyside voted to end their nine-day local strike at a mass meeting on 18 October... By Roy Farrar

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18 October 2007

Fighting Royal Mail management's attacks

Royal Mail management have already shown how aggressively they are likely to try to implement any deal struck with the union at national level...

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17 October 2007

Exposing Royal Mail's lies

Postman Pat joins the CWU picket line in East London, photo Naomi Byron

Postman Pat joins the CWU picket line in East London, photo Naomi Byron

While negotiations between Royal Mail management and the Communication Workers Union were still on-going, a London postal worker who was involved in unofficial strike action spoke to the socialist about the dispute....

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17 October 2007

Postal workers waiting to assess Royal Mail deal

Editorial: On Friday 12 October a deal between the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) leaders and Royal Mail was struck against a background of unofficial action in Scotland, Liverpool and East London...

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17 October 2007

Daylight robbery in Scotland!

CWU poster during strike in Sheffield

CWU poster during strike in Sheffield

After our return to work on Wednesday the mood was very tense. Our members had just been on two 48-hour strikes, covering two separate weeks. As we are...

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17 October 2007

Save Bolsover Post Offices

'Save our Post Office' window posters are going up in many houses. Following a wave of post office closures two years ago, 180 closures are planned as... By Jon Dale, Bolsover

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17 October 2007

"You've got to stick together"

Young trade unionists fight back: Debbie at Church Hill mail sorting office spoke to the socialist during the last Royal Mail strike about being a young member of the Communication Workers Union (CWU)....

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11 October 2007

Unity with the postal workers

Postal workers on strike in 2007, photo Socialist Party

Postal workers on strike in 2007, photo Socialist Party

"They need to be exposed. This government doesn't care about the workers, they are only interested in money and power." These were the words of a striking... By Marc Glasscoe, Branch secretary, Lincoln City Unison (Personal capacity)

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11 October 2007

Gloucestershire shows determination

THE RESPONSE from CWU members in Gloucester to renewed strike action has been overwhelming...

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11 October 2007

Marching in support of the Burslem 12

ON SATURDAY 6 October more than 100 postal workers and supporters marched two miles from Burslem delivery office, Stoke-on-Trent, to the city centre for a rally at Fountain Square...

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11 October 2007

Anger at Leighton, Crozier and Brown

ACROSS TYNESIDE the strike was solid. One picket commented: "The strike is 100%. Nobody went in. We've got massive support from the public."

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11 October 2007

Picket line round-up

Devon: SOCIALIST PARTY and Socialist Students members visited the picket line at the Mail Centre in Exeter twice, at midday and at midnight on Friday 5 October... By Jim Lowe, Devon Socialist Party

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11 October 2007

Determination to continue the battle

Postal workers' strike rally: Around 700 postal workers attended the Communication Workers Union (CWU) national rally on Monday 8 October in London... By Jane James and Bill Mullins

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4 October 2007

Support postal workers: decisive action can win

Postal workers on strike in June 2007, photo Paul Mattsson

Postal workers on strike in June 2007, photo Paul Mattsson

Royal Mail's unrelenting attacks on postal workers' conditions have forced the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to re-start strike action... By Jane James

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4 October 2007

"We've had the battle - now this is war!"

London postal strike: Postal workers in North and East London held a one-day strike on 29 September against the imposition of different start and finish times... By Naomi Byron

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