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The CWU 6m
"The Post Office is driving towards eradicating the Crown Office network - if this is not arrested we will not have any left." to the hearing.
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"They absolutely need greater rights and protections - they need an independent trade union to represent them... there's no independence, it's the tail wagging the dog" says to the hearing.
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“The government would say that it has an arms length relationship with the Post Office and their strategic plan - but the strategic plan is a disaster”, tells the Committee.
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The CWU 28m
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Andy discusses the 'sorry state of affairs' within the network. Also makes no apologies for highlighting the link between the NFSP and the Post Office:
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Andy has also just discussed our campaign surrounding the creation of a Post Bank. There will be a wider discussion about this later on in the hearing, but here’s a story from us to keep you informed ahead of that discussion:
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The CWU 40m
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Here's a clip of 's opening remarks to the Committee this morning:
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There’s also been extensive coverage across the media:
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The CWU 47m
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Discussion regarding the future of the Post Office network is certainly heating up. The CWU campaign is even on the front pages today ->
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The CWU 50m
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Andy now discussing the knock on community effects of Post Office closure. The lack of joined up thinking with Royal Mail means that extended hours are often a waste. Also highlights lots of people being turned away outside of core hours because of a lack of staff.
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The CWU 51m
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Great to see representing us in Parliament at the Committee hearing today 💪🏼
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The CWU 56m
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Anne Pardoe from Citizens Advice, alongside Andy Furey, tells the Committee there is inconsistency regarding accessibility for disabled people across the network.
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The CWU 58m
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Andy Furey says that things are ‘absolutely worse’ than a few years ago. The current situation just doesn’t add up.
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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee 59m
Our session on the future of the Post Office network has started with the first panel of witnesses from Watch live:
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Andy Furey disagrees with Callum Greenhow (Chief Exec of National Federation of Sub-Postmasters) in saying that the current situation is like ‘walking into a nightmare’
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There are also a number of witnesses: Carl Cowling, Managing Director of High Street Business, WH Smith PLC, Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Association of Convenience Stores, and Alisdair Cameron, Interim Chief Executive, Post Office Ltd
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Andy is giving evidence alongside Anne Pardoe, Principal Policy Manager, Postal Services and Telecoms, Citizens Advice, and Callum Greenhow, Chief Executive Officer, National Federation of Sub-Postmasters
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The CWU 1h
We are just about to start bringing you live updates from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee meeting in Parliament on the subject of the Post Office. Andy Furey will be giving evidence and we will have a clip of his contribution up as soon as possible!
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Clare Moody MEP 2h
Only Labour is the true party of the working class, standing up for the many, not the few. Watch this video put out by which explains why Farage and his party are not on your side.
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TradesUnionCongress 3h
Reasonable Adjustment Passports are a game changer. They make working life better and fairer for disabled people. Dave Jukes, shares the story of how they began and the importance of the passports.
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The CWU 4h
Today the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will hold a one-off evidence gathering session on the Post Office Our union will he represented by - we will bring you updates from the committee as they happen
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