CWU Political Fund Reveiw Ballot
7 October 2014
As a result of the Trade Union Act 1984, to maintain a political fund, the union has to renew our political fund resolution every ten years. Our current resolution expires on 11 November 2014, therefore, we have to renew our resolution and obtain authority from CWU members in England, Scotland and Wales to maintain a political fund. This entails carrying out an individual members ballot.
In the first place, the union has to agree the rules of the ballot and the timetable with the certification officer. We have been in contact with the trade union Certification Officer (CO) and have achieved preliminary agreement of our proposed rules for the ballot. In addition, we have reached agreement with the CO on the timetable. The NEC has endorsed the proposed rules and the timetable.
The proposed rules, although being preliminary agreed with the CO, now have to be submitted for final approval.
|Ballot Opens||6 October 2014|
|Ballot closes||28 October 2014|
|Counting of ballot commences||29 October 2014|
What The Political Fund Does
Having a political fund ensures the CWU has the freedom to lobby politicians and to campaign to protect workers' rights
These are just some of the campaigns made possible by our political fund:
- Save Our Royal Mail
- Closing the Loopholes – Justice for Agency Workers
- CWU 'Bite-Back Campaign'
- Keep The Post Public Coalition
- Delivering Digital Britain
Without a political fund we loose our political voice.