A revised offer has been received from Royal Mail Fleet which the Postal Executive is recommending for acceptance in an individual member ballot of RM Motor Transport Grade members. A video explaining the offer in full can be viewed here. (more…)
Our number one priority will always be to represent you in your workplace. Member benefits have always been an added bonus and will remain so in the future. As such we wanted to make sure that all members were aware of the £5,000 Free Accidental Death Cover that we have negotiated with Union Insurance Services on your behalf.
Click here to find out more about this CWU member benefit.
Following the continued problem of Royal Mail vehicles rolling away, with a worrying number over recent months, the attached Safety (SHE) Alert has been produced by the Royal Mail Safety Health & Environment (SHE) Team for immediate communication to all drivers in all offices. (more…)
We have been challenging the business to ensure the Attendance Agreement is applied correctly. There have been particular concerns about misuse of the contact strategy, which has included use of unagreed contact letters. (more…)
The Department for Transport (DfT) statistics show that ‘morning after’ drink driving offences now account for 20% of all drink-driving offences. The figures suggest that the basic warnings concerning drink-driving aren’t always being heeded. People think that going to bed is the same as pressing a reset button but it’s not! Research from ‘Brake’ the road safety charity and the ‘Think!’ anti-drink-driving campaign supports this and report that around 5500 people are failing breath tests between 6am and midday every year. (more…)
The Union was aware that the introduction of the new full-time employees from October 2018 on 35 hour contracts would not be without its challenges, both from a functional and operational perspective. (more…)
The following dates and venues have now been agreed by the NEC for the Equality Conferences on January/February:
Today we say goodbye to the legend Mick Pottinger, one of the biggest influences on me in my life. Mick you were the ‘Union’ at Southend, well respected, a real friend and a true gent. R.I.P
– John Hunt, CWU Essex Branch Secretary
Below is a link to the pilot of the CWU’s brand-new Podcast show. Redesign is the subject matter for this Podcast to both ensure branches get as much information as possible on the project and also to give our Communications team as much experience as possible on producing an episode before we move onto wider subject matters.
Future episodes will cover the world of work, politics, sport and of course, trade unions with a fantastic list of high profile guests and contributors lined up to participate. This will be another excellent media platform to engage with our members and a wider audience on the policies and views of the CWU.
contained within the 2018 Guiding Principles Agreement is reference to the reduction of the working week by one hour from October 2018, which for Delivery units was contained within both Sections 15.3 and 16.1.1. In order to ensure that the one hour reduction is introduced in Delivery Units we have now agreed a joint statement relating to this issue with Royal Mail (more…)