by Tim Lezard CWU members have voted overwhelmingly agreed to retain the union’s political fund. All unions are required by law to hold a full postal ballot of their membership every ten years to confirm the retention of their political fund, to allow …

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CWU members have voted overwhelmingly agreed to retain the union’s political fund.

All unions are required by law to hold a full postal ballot of their membership every ten years to confirm the retention of their political fund, to allow them to allow them to have a political voice and campaign on issues that affect their members. CWU members voted by 87% to retain the fund.

CWU general secretary Billy Hayes said: “This is a fantastic result for the union. We would like to thank everybody who took part in the ballot as this outcome was vital in allowing the CWU to continue to campaign effectively on behalf of its members.

“This is a great endorsement by our membership of our Political Fund. We look forward to continuing our work influencing politics and fighting to change matters that affect workers everyday lives, including low pay and insecure employment contracts. This result means we can carry on making people’s lives better inside and outside of work.”


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