BT Group Business Services Proposes Site Closures

Group Business Services which includes Contract Delivery Services, Group Customer Billing, Group Business Assurance and Process Excellence & Automation has announced its key sites for the future. GBS intends to move to six key sites by March 2024 with some other specialist sites.  About 40 existing GBS sites including Crawley, Reading and Sevenoaks are not […]

Posted: 1st July 2020

Royal Mail must work with us for growth, insists Terry Pullinger

Our DGSP Terry Pullinger publicly challenged Royal Mail to focus on building and growing the business going forward this morning, as he expressed regret at the news of 2,000 management job cuts within the company. Speaking to Ian King on Sky News, Terry explained that management grades in the company are represented by the Unite […]

Posted: 30th June 2020

Horizon scandal: CWU keeps up pressure for judge-led inquiry

Andy Furey has repeated his appeal for members and branches to write to their MPs urging them to sign EDM 593 demanding a full, judge-led Inquiry into the Horizon scandal.  As of Monday, the EDM had 71 signatures from across all the main political parties. The renewed call from the union follows the rejection by […]

Posted: 30th June 2020

Santander maternity leave improvements welcomed by the CWU

A groundbreaking move by Santander to provide additional paid maternity leave to female employees whose babies are born prematurely is being held up by the CWU as an example of best practice that other employers would do well to follow.The industry-leading enhancement to the Bank’s maternity leave offering – which was announced to staff on […]

Posted: 25th June 2020


It is the policy of the CWU, developed through the Retired Members Committee the Retired Members Conference and CWU General Conference to support and campaign for the retention of what is called the Triple Lock on the state pension. The Triple Lock is the mechanism that guarantees the state pension will not lose its value […]

Posted: 25th June 2020

‘No-one safe from compulsory redundancy’ as Openreach attacks desk based roles, warns CWU

‘No-one safe from compulsory redundancy’ as Openreach attacks desk based roles, warns CWU The latest manifestation of the belligerent new management approach sweeping across BT Group has prompted CWU warnings of a looming bloodbath of desk-based members in Openreach. Hot on the heels of compulsory redundancies  in Enterprise, a site rationalisation programme in Technology that […]

Posted: 25th June 2020

United front by CWU as industrial relations outlook darkens in BT

Unprecedented threats to job security and hard won terms and conditions across BT Group must be met with a steely and united show of resistance, branches representing members across the company have agreed. With BT poised to embark on the widest-ranging transformation programme in its history – and the union already grappling with a growing […]

Posted: 19th June 2020

CWU Anti-Racism Football Shirts

CWU Anti-Racism Football Shirts Dear colleagues, We have today (17.6.20) launched our CWU anti-racism shirt. We worked with Show Racism the Red Card and a small business supplier SWAZ Teamwear to produce them. The design is attached (being worn by former Premier League manager Chris Houghton). The response from the membership and wider movement has […]

Posted: 17th June 2020

Unionline – Flexible furlough HMRC guidance published – 12 June

From 1 July 2020 employers will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back into the workplace on a part-time basis and from 1 August 2020 employers will be expected to contribute towards the CJRS on an incremental basis until the scheme closes on 31 October 2020. Some key points to note from the new […]

Posted: 16th June 2020


POST OFFICE: CROWN OFFICE RETURN TO NORMAL OPENING HOURS Rather than simply let the Post Office announce the move back to traditional opening hours, it was felt we should take joint responsibility and provide the necessary leadership. Consequently, we engaged with the Post Office as result we have been able to significantly influence the outcome. […]

Posted: 16th June 2020