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UK COST OF LIVING CRISIS

No: 123/22


17th March 2022

TO: ALL CWU BRANCHES

Dear Colleague


UK COST OF LIVING CRISIS


The purpose of this LTB is to provide Branches, Reps and members with a detailed analysis of the current cost of living crisis.


The attached document, prepared by our Research Department, is an excellent and comprehensive breakdown on the reality of the situation now facing CWU members and UK society.


It is also important to recognise that whereas some analysts were originally claiming this would have a short term impact, there is now growing evidence, including the additional impact of the war in Ukraine, that this will be a sustained and very damaging crisis.


As the CWU gears up for crucial pay negotiations across the Union, the document will assist our Representatives in putting across factual information to our members. Given the seriousness of the situation, the union is clear that there can be no excuses from any employer for not giving our members a very significant and well deserved pay rise.


Furthermore, the document also sets the context for the whole of the trade union movement to build support for the New Deal for Workers campaign.


In this regard we can now confirm that there will be a National Rally in June and all unions will be undertaking work to mobilise our members and our communities in support of this campaign. Further information on this will be issued in due course.


Any enquiries on the above should be addressed to the General Secretary at jdunn@cwu.org.


Yours sincerely

Dave Ward General Secretary



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