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News Tag: CWU

July 9, 2010

BT reaches pay deal with union

by Kay Murchie
”BT
Telecoms giant BT has avoided strike action after reaching an agreement on pay with the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Workers were threatening strike action after senior executives were awarded huge bonuses which angered staff. However, a new deal, which the union has described as "fantastic" for its members resulted in a 2.3% rise in BT’s share price this morning. BT commented: "Having failed ...




July 6, 2010

BT strike ballot scrapped over “technical breaches”

by Kay Murchie
’BT
The union which represents BT workers has announced a strike ballot has been scrapped due to a legal issue. The vote for strike action came as senior executives were awarded huge bonuses which angered staff. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it was balloting members in support of a 5% pay rise after what it called a period of wage freezes ...




June 11, 2010

BT strike ballot to go ahead

by Kay Murchie
”BT
Telecoms giant BT could be faced with industrial action after the union which represents BT workers has confirmed that a strike ballot will go ahead. The ballot will open on 18 June with the result is due on 5 July. The vote for strike action, which would be the first in 25 years, comes as senior executives have been awarded huge ...




May 26, 2010

Strike action looming at BT

by Kay Murchie
”Strike
Telecoms giant BT could be faced with industrial action after top bosses have been awarded huge bonuses, which has angered staff. The possible strike action, which would be the first in 25 years, comes as a 2% pay offer was rejected by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which is now planning to ballot its 60,000 members. BT is to publish its annual report ...




November 6, 2009

Royal Mail and CWU agree deal to avert further strike action

by Kay Murchie
”Royal
The planned postal strikes for today and Monday have been called off after the Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) agreed to continue talks but would halt any strike action until the New Year. Details of the agreement reached between both sides are due to be released today. According to TUC leader, Brendan Barber, the agreement ...




October 23, 2009

Postal strike continues for second day

by Kay Murchie
”Postal
The second wave of postal strikes started at 0400 BST today. Almost 80,000 delivery and collection staff will walk out for a 24-hour period and follows the walkout yesterday of 42,000 mail centre staff and drivers. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it had no choice but to announce the series of strikes after it accused the Royal Mail of turning down ...




October 19, 2009

Royal Mail in talks to avoid strike action

by Kay Murchie
”Royal
Royal Mail is in talks with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in a bid to avoid the planned national postal strikes this week. However, according to a report by Sky News, Royal Mail said it will call in conciliation service Acas to try to resolve its industrial dispute if unions agree to call off the strikes - planned for Thursday ...




October 15, 2009

National postal strike dates are announced

by Kay Murchie
”National
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today confirmed the dates for the national postal strike. Two 24-hour nationwide postal strikes will start on Thursday 22 October with around 42,000 centre staff and drivers on strike. On Friday 23 October, almost 80,000 delivery and collection staff will walk out for a 24-hour period. The CWU said it had no choice but to announce a strike ...