• CWU National Executive Committee & Industrial Executives 
  • CWU National Officers 
  • CWU Regional Secretaries 
  • Postal & Telecoms Standing Orders Committee
  • Retired Members Committee
  • Young Workers Committee

Branches will recall that LTB 016/23 dated 17th January 2023 set out the rationale and reasoning behind the NEC decision to defer the CWU General, Rules and Industrial Conferences until October this year.

Additionally, the NEC also agreed to defer the Elections of any National Representative positions that were scheduled to be conducted in January to March 2023 until after the CWU Conference(s) have been held in October 2023, and the purpose of this LTB is to provide formal notification of this decision.

The primary reason for the deferment of both of the Conference and the National Elections was so that the NEC could conduct a complete review of the relevant National Structures of the union.  Unfortunately it has not been possible to conduct this work due to involvement of the NEC and Senior Officers in attempting to find a resolution to the current National disputes.  Following the conclusion of the review it will then be the intention of the NEC to submit any required rule changes, etc. to the relevant rules of the union governing the composition and structures of the CWU Organisation.

Due to the above structural review taking place the NEC have also decided to defer the elections of the Regional Secretaries, Postal & Telecoms Standing Orders Committees, Retired Members Committee and Young Workers Committee, again until after the CWU Conference has been held in October 2023.

Branches will be provided with further details regarding the timetables for the above elections at a later date.

Any enquiries regarding this Letter to Branches should be addressed to the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department on telephone number 020 8971 7237, or email address

Yours sincerely,

Tony Kearns
Senior Deputy General Secretary

LTB 084/23 – Deferment of CWU National Representative Elections 2023

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