Join the Union!

The Communication Workers Union is the union which represents you. There are in excess of 200,000 people in the CWU organised into Branches around the Country.

The CWU was created in January 1995, from a merger of the National Communication Union and the Union of Communication Workers. The CWU is the largest and fastest growing union in the communications and information technology industries.

It represents the Post Office, Girobank, Engineering, Clerical, Secretarial, Computing, Retail, Telephonists and Postal Grades in BT and over 100 other companies. These companies include Securicor, Cable & Wireless, NTL, Telewest, Orange, One2One, Vodafone, Fraziers, Typetalk and Cellnet. So if you work for any of the aforementioned companies, Join the CWU today.

The CWU offers all the benefits you would expect from a good trade union ........and many you might not.

There are two forms in Adobe PDF format on this page, meaning that you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (which is free of charge) to see them and to print them out. If you don't already have a copy of this software, click here or on the image below to download it.

 (Click on image to view book, or right-click and select "save target as" to download it)

 Representation Close at Hand

We have a network of trained local officials providing professional representation throughout the communication industry. So you'll never be far away from someone who can offer speedy advice and assistance.

If more detailed help is required - no problem. The CWU has a field force of specialist officers ready to help. In short - we're there to provide help when and where you need it.

We're Working for you

The CWU is a modern forward thinking union working for you. We are geared for the twenty-first century, but we have all the background knowledge and experience you would expect from a union that has represented workers in communications since the middle of the nineteenth century.

Support and advice

You could be fortunate and may never need some of our services - but everyone needs a helping hand now and again. For that reason we provide advice and representation for our members at grievance and disciplinary interviews. We also have an excellent record in successfully representing members at Employment Tribunals.

For more information from our national site click here

To download a form to join the union right-click and select "save target as" on this link for an application form to become a CWU member.

Once completed please email to:

 julievalentine@cwuse5.org.uk
or
michelleburnett@cwuse5.org.uk

Phone/Fax 01256 461829

Or write to us at the address below: -

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


 


  BBC News Feeds


No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office
Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed, Home Office figures suggest.

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions
The fashion firm destroyed £28m of unwanted stock last year in a bid to protect its brand.

Salisbury poisoning: Police 'identify Novichok suspects'
Several Russians are believed to have been identified in the nerve agent attack, reports say.

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab vows to 'intensify' talks
Dominic Raab meets the EU's chief negotiator, as the IMF warns Ireland will be hit hard by a no deal Brexit.

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row
Julian Smith faces pressure after an MP was told to break a pact and take part in a key Brexit vote.

Morrisons 'quiet hour' for autistic shopping introduced
Stores will dim lights, turn music off and avoid using the tannoy on Saturdays from 09:00 to 10:00.

Cliff Richard: BBC would be 'crazy' to appeal against ruling
The former chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, said the broadcaster should "move on".

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15
Pupils should be able to request sex education against their parents' wishes, the government says.

Woman awarded £100k after husband's death mid-divorce
Cathryn Craven argued she would have reconciled had her husband not been killed by a speeding driver.

Sir Tom Jones postpones Chester show due to illness
It comes after the 78-year-old singer cancelled a show on Wednesday because of a bacterial infection.

Manchester students deface poem by 'racist' Kipling
Union leaders painted over the author's most famous poem in protest at his support for the British Empire.

Focus12 - charity that 'saved' Russell Brand - closes
Drug and rehabilitation charity Focus12 closes after 21 years because of financial issues.

London Bridge survivors' bravery recognised
London Bridge attack survivors are awarded for their bravery by the Queen.

Transgender at school: Students share mixed experiences
Two teenagers share their experiences of being transgender school students.