Welcome to the Web Site of the South East No 5 Branch of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

We are the largest Branch in the Union with nearly 6,500 members.

The Branch extends over 100 miles end to end and covers the Reading, Guildford, Redhill and Slough Postcode Areas.  We offer a number of different benefits to our members, which are advertised, around our Website. If you work in the Postal Industry – why not join us?


The Branch Annual General Meeting will be at 11am on Sunday 9th February 2020 in the Onslow Suite at the Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford GU2 7XZ.



Branch Letters/Committee Dates 2020

All Meetings to be held in the Mo Mowlam Room, Unison Office, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4UL

Monday 10/02 - 11am Letters Meeting / 2pm Branch Committee

Monday 06/04 - 10am Letters Meeting / 1pm Conference Meeting /
2pm Branch Committee

Monday 15/06 - 11am Letters Meeting / 2pm Branch Committee

Monday 03/08 - 11am Letters Meeting / 2pm Branch Committee

Monday 21/09 - 11am Letters Meeting / 2pm Branch Committee

Monday 16/11 - 11am Letters Meeting / 2pm Branch Committee

To see the Communication Workers Union Charter and to find out what we stand for click here 

You can contact the Branch the following ways

E-Mail: branch@cwuse5.org.uk

Write to:

CWU SE 5 Branch
The Business Centre
12 Chequers Road
Hampshire RG21 7PU

Telephone (general enquiries) on 01256 474000

Fax: 01256 474567
Telephone/Fax (membership enquiries) on 01256 461829

To see a MAP of how to get to our Office click here

South East No 5 Branch Office, Basingstoke

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