Communication Workers' Union

Scope and Content

Conference documents; operational records; 'Focus' and 'Voice' journals; information or campaign packs; video recordings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) was formed in January 1995 from a merger of the Union of Communication Workers (UCW) and the National Communications Union (NCU).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

There have been 15 deposits from the Union of Post Office Workers and its successor the Communication Workers' Union between February 1977-December 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Related archives in the Centre include: the United Kingdom Postal Clerks' Association (MSS.148/PC), the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association (MSS.148/PT), the Postal and Telegraph Clerks' Association (MSS.148/PA), the Fawcett Association (MSS.148/FA), the Postmen's Federation (MSS.148/PF), the Sorter Tracers' Association (MSS.148/ST), the Postal Porters' Association (MSS.148/PP), the Union of Post Office Workers / Union of Communication Workers (UCW), the National Federation of Postal and Telegraph Clerks (MSS.148/NF), the National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraph Associations (MSS.148/NJC), the National Communications Union (MSS.135C), the Society of Post Office Executives (MSS.124), the Council of Post Office Unions (MSS.89); and the Communication Managers' Association (MSS.225/CM).