What we stand for...
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is the biggest union for the communications industry in the UK with 199,443 members. It was formed in January 1995 when the Union of Communication Workers joined forces with the National Communications Union. CWU members work in the Post Office, BT and other telephone companies, cable TV, Accenture HR Services, the Alliance and Leicester and Girobank. Our members' expertise includes engineering, computing, clerical, mechanical, driving, retail, financial and manual skills. ..
We provide first class collective and individual representation for all CWU members. We want to achieve security of employment for all members, to offer individual membership services of the highest quality, to expand trade union membership throughout the communications industry, to achieve security of employment for all members. We also campaign against all forms of discrimination and to further these objectives by promoting the influence of the union throughout the national and international community.
The union's main campaigning priorities have been aimed at securing: Royal Mail secure in public hands, intent on developing Crown Post Office Counter services and affordable, reliable and universally priced mail and parcel delivery; Universal access to the social and individual benefits of the most advanced information superhighway for the UK, which will give all in society the ability to benefit from our latest technology.
A modern communications network which will guarantee a buoyant financial and commercial infrastructure for the UK; Within these objectives, the union aims to ensure not only the provision of efficient, integrated and affordable communication services for the UK - but also safe, secure and well rewarded employment for all CWU members.
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