Recording of the North West ‘Women of Today’ event

On Tuesday the Region held a very successful online NW Region “Women of Today” event with brilliant and inspiring contributions. Well done to all the speakers and Shelia Biggins, NW Regional Women’s Lead for all her hard work in organising the event. Sheila was supported by Karen Kendrick our Assistant Regional Secretary who chaired the […]

Posted: 30th July 2020

Mental Health Online event – Charity donations nominated by panellists

As a region we asked the panellists who kindly agreed to take part in our recent mental health event to nominate a mental health charity to receive a donation from the CWU North West by way of a thank you for all of their help. These are the charities that our panellists chose and they […]

Posted: 26th July 2020


Women of Today event and workshops Assertiveness and Confidence programme ONLINE ! Primarily for our female members and their guests – but we believe in equality so all are welcome Starts Tuesday 28th July 18:00-19:00 The opportunity to meet a range of women involved with the CWU who will share some of their experiences with […]

Posted: 20th July 2020

BT members, prepare to ballot – now is the time to fight

Thousands hear CWU deputy general secretary T&FS Andy Kerr’s call to arms as he launches our ‘Count Me In’ campaign… “We’re gearing up for an industrial action ballot. Now is the time to fight and now is the time to unite,” were the stirring words of Andy Kerr to thousands of BT members of our […]

Posted: 15th July 2020

‘Devastating’ Global site closure plan fans BT Group-wide staff dislocation fears

BT Global has today (Thursday) become the latest line of business in BT Group to announce its long-term site location strategy – in the process exacerbating concerns of mass staff dislocation which have been mounting across the company in recent weeks. Specifically heralded as being part of the Group-wide Better Workplace Programme , Global’s plans […]

Posted: 9th July 2020

Perfect storm’ brewing in BT Technology, warns CWU, as challenges stack up on multiple fronts

With tensions rising in BT Technology amid management stonewalling on redeployment associated with the division’s ongoing transformation programme – even before the full impact of an unprecedented site rationalisation programme really becomes clear – the CWU is urging members to prepare for tumultuous times ahead. CWU national officer Sally Bridge explains: “Since October we’ve been […]

Posted: 9th July 2020

A big ‘thank you’ to our reps helping vulnerable members return to work

A big ‘thank you’ to our reps helping vulnerable members return to work Postal, Post Office (PO) July 3 2020 Following government announcements last month on vulnerable workers’ policy, the CWU and Post Office have been working together to ensure that our members in these categories are fully supported as they return to their duties, […]

Posted: 3rd July 2020

CWU T&FS Bulletin – Santander: Returning to work

CWU T&FS Bulletin – Santander: Returning to work 3rd July 2020 TO ALL SANTANDER MEMBERS Dear Colleague We want to update all CWU members on the outcome of meetings that have taken place with the Industrial Relations Team and Senior Leaders in key business areas in Santander UK on vulnerable/shielded colleagues, and colleagues impacted by […]

Posted: 3rd July 2020

Joint Statement – Royal Mail Group and the CWU

You will be aware via different communication strands of the business and the CWU, that we have agreed a  Joint Statement which represents the most significant and positive first step in nearly two years to resolve our dispute. We are acutely aware that this is a first step and that there is a huge amount […]

Posted: 2nd July 2020

New ‘Better Workplace’ site closure plans emerge in BT Group Business Services

Mounting job security fears across BT Group have been further exacerbated following the announcement by Group Business Services (GBS) of radical site rationalisation proposals. At present GBS – which includes Contract Delivery Services, Group Customer Billing, Group Business Assurance and Process Excellence & Automation – employs just under 500 team member grade employees spread across […]

Posted: 2nd July 2020