BT and Openreach first strikes in 37 years – Friday 29 July and Monday 1st August

CWU BT and Openreach members delivered a massive vote for industrial action, smashing the Tory anti-worker legislation. Openreach members delivered a 95.8% yes vote and our BT members returned a 91.5% yes vote. Both smashed the anti-trade union i.e., turn out requirements. The company imposed a low flat-rate pay rise for 2022 – Our members […]

Posted: 28th July 2022

PRESS RELEASE – CALL CENTRE WORKERS VOTE FOR HISTORIC STRIKE ACTION, ALONGSIDE 30,000 OPENREACH ENGINEERS

COMMUNICATION WORKERS UNION 30/06/2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALL CENTRE WORKERS VOTE FOR HISTORIC STRIKE ACTION, ALONGSIDE 30,000 OPENREACH ENGINEERS, AS BT GROUP EMPLOYEES REJECT “WEAK, INSULTING” REAL-TERMS PAY CUT Call centre workers have voted for the first national call centre strike in British history, as Communication Workers Union (CWU) members at BT Group – notably […]

Posted: 30th June 2022

Postal Dispute

A copy of a home mailing to all Royal Mail Group members which landed Saturday / Monday. Ballot papers are being dispatched on Tuesday (28th June) – Vote Yes! 06781 Home mailing – Royal Mail group – v2

Posted: 27th June 2022

Rank hypocrisy on BT executive pay laid bare

Rank hypocrisy on executive pay laid bare as BT Group industrial action ballot enters final week Telecoms & Financial Services June 24 2022BT Group’s double standards on executive versus staff pay have been spectacularly revealed for all to see, with no fewer than three major exposés appearing in the national media in just 24 hours. Taking […]

Posted: 27th June 2022

TUC – A breath of fresh air: a CWU reps campaign against air pollution

TUC: A breath of fresh air: a CWU reps campaign against air pollution Author Anna Markova, Mika Minio-Paluello Union reps from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are taking action in workplaces across the Northwest of England to drive decarbonisation efforts and fight for clean air. “It certainly is for trade unions to really to start holding […]

Posted: 6th February 2022

DEMONSTRATION TORY PARTY CONFERENCE – SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2021

PROTEST AGAINST | CORRUPTION | CRONYISM | FIRE & REHIRE | PRIVATISATION OF THE NHS | LOW PAY | PROTEST FOR | NEW DEAL FOR WORKERS | SAFER WORKPLACES | RIGHT TO FOOD | BETTER PUBLIC SERVICES |   This year the Tory Party will be holding their annual conference in Manchester on 3 October – […]

Posted: 22nd September 2021

Pressure mounts on Capita over Bury staff betrayal 

Telecoms & Financial Services, Capita July 14 2021 Wednesday 14th July 2021 Simultaneous protests have taken place in London and Bury to intensify pressure on Capita to deliver genuine options for North West employees who are convinced they face redundancy on account of the impending closure of their call centre. Despite Capita’s insistence that the planned […]

Posted: 19th July 2021

Andy Burnham to join keep jobs in Bury campaign – Press Release

Andy Burnham to join keep jobs in Bury campaign – Press Release Andy Burnham will be visiting Bury contact centre tomorrow morning (Friday 11th June) to support a campaign by Communication Workers Union (CWU) members to keep jobs in Bury. The Greater Manchester Mayor will be joining local trade unionists and residents opposed to the […]

Posted: 10th June 2021

Bury Labour Councillors Vote To Support The CWU Campaign To Keep Tesco Mobile In Bury

Bury Labour Councillors Vote To Support The CWU Campaign To Keep Tesco Mobile In Bury The campaign to Keep Capita Tesco Mobile jobs in Bury received unanimous support from Bury Labour Councillors this week with the carriage of a motion calling on Capita and Tesco mobile to reconsider their decision to close their operation in […]

Posted: 10th June 2021