Union conferences

CWU Prepares For War

By Pete Keenlyside, CWU Postal Executive (personal capacity)

THE CWU has given notice to Royal Mail management that if acceptable progress has not been made on a range of outstanding issues within the next four weeks, a ballot for industrial action will be implemented among the entire CWU membership in the business.

Israel boycott is serious mistake

By delegates to the conference of further and higher education lecturers’ union natfhe

A resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel was passed at our conference [on 29 May] passing by 106 votes to 74 (with 21 abstentions). The debate and vote reflects the less than perfectly democratic make-up of NATFHE conference — it is made up of delegates from regions, not branches. Nonetheless this was a very poor decision.