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Political Fund Ballot Result

7 November 2014

Thank you to those of you who took the time to participate in the Political Fund ballot. CWU members have overwhelmingly endorsed the continuation of the union's Political Fund.

CWU Political Fund Ballot

A huge 86% voted yes with almost a third of you voting. Recent history tells us this is an excellent turnout for this type of ballot. You have ensured that the union will be able to maintain its political fund for another 10 years and continue to campaign to improve your lives inside and outside of work.

Political Funds allow trade unions to have a political voice and campaign on issues that affect their members. Participation is crucial for strong democratic organisations like ours. The result is excellent but so too has been the debate that you have taken part in through the union's communication channels and in workplaces.

"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," said Billy Hayes.