Coronavirus COVID-19 – Supporting Members Returning to Work (Royal Mail Group)

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Supporting Members Returning to Work. Over the last couple of weeks the union have been engaging with Royal Mail to ensure any members returning to work from absence due to Coronavirus COVID-19 are given maximum support and any concerns are dealt with prior to returning to work including ensuring you understand what […]

Posted: 12th June 2020

Safety Alert – 5G Protesters

Reports have been received that ‘anti-5G’ protesters have been sticking posters on various street furniture including telephone infrastructure, electricity cabinets and lamp posts. Some of these posters have blades or other ‘sharps’ placed behind them, in a deliberate attempt to injure anyone who attempts to remove them. The following poster is one example of those […]

Posted: 10th June 2020

CWU Members in Contact Centers – Unseen and Unsung Key Workers

Hi, Peter Pascall here. For those who don’t know me, I’m the recently elected North West BAME Lead. I’m just writing this little piece to give some praise to the key work being carried out by CWU members where I work at BT Lancaster House, Liverpool. All these members are key workers and are unseen […]

Posted: 2nd June 2020

Postmen and postwomen – collecting Britain’s test kits

As Covid-19 testing is ramped up by the NHS, our frontline Royal Mail members are stepping up collections of home testing kits, with the activity now ranging across most regions of Britain on every day of the week. After successfully piloting the campaign in Truro, Cornwall, test collections were rolled out to 162 delivery offices […]

Posted: 2nd June 2020

Detailed plan agreed for O2 store re-opening

Detailed plan agreed for O2 store re-opening Comprehensive arrangements to safeguard the welfare of both staff and customers have been agreed with Telefonica in advance of the reopening of the company’s O2 stores. Read more below: www.cwu.org/news/detailed-plan-agreed-for-o2-store-re-opening/

Posted: 2nd June 2020

Unionline – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update 2/6/20

Another announcement on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, but this is at least a big one and will be genuinely helpful for forward planning.  The changes concern how far employers will be required to contribute to the wage costs of staff who have been furloughed. Key changes are: “Flexible Furloughing”. From 1 July employers will […]

Posted: 2nd June 2020

CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE MEASURES 01 JUNE 2020

CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE MEASURES 01 JUNE 2020 For your information, please see update below from the CWU Research Dept on the government assistance measures document to reflect the recent guidance on holiday entitlement and pay,. CWU Research Dept 2020/06/ Government-Assistance-Measures-Work-Welfare-Housing-and-Childcare.

Posted: 1st June 2020

TUC – Pregnant women & new mothers, meeting the challenge of coronavirus

Pregnant women and new mothers, meeting the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic The level of discrimination at work against pregnant women and new mothers is well-documented. Coronavirus adds a raft of additional challenges. If a pregnant woman or new mother has a query about their rights or their work, their first action should be to […]

Posted: 29th May 2020

Coronavirus Controls In The Workplace: Joint Statement

To:  All Branches with Royal Mail Members Dear Colleagues, Coronavirus Controls In The Workplace: Joint Statement Below is a tripartite Joint Statement from Royal Mail, CWU and Unite/CMA reaffirming commitment to a collaborative approach to ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of employees during the Coronavirus Pandemic. In particular, the Statement references 2m social distancing, […]

Posted: 27th May 2020

Rising to the COVID-19 challenge in Openreach

Important protections secured by the CWU on behalf of members in Openreach during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis were celebrated at the first ever national briefing of activists representing members in that company to have been conducted by video conference. Well over 50 branch activists from all four corners of the UK participated in yesterday’s (Thursday) […]

Posted: 24th May 2020