Union Structure

The CWU is structured into various divisions and as a member it is important that you know and understand how the Union operates.

Head Office

The Union’s Head Office is based in Dublin, and this is where the Union’s full-time Officials and Administration staff are located.

CWU Structure

Officers' Portfolios

  • Strategy and Planning      
  • Union Organisation
  • Finance
  • Principal Staff Representative An Post
  • An Post Pension Trustee
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Communications
  • Organising/ICTU/UNI
  • Substitutes for the GS in his absence
  • Internal Grievance and Disciplinary
  • Principal Staff Representative eir – JCC
  • An Post – Clerical Admin & Retail
  • PostPoint
  • An Post Insurance
  • eir
  • CORE, IT, eir Business, eir Retail Shops/ FOTS
  • Sub-Committees
  • Vodafone, Obelisk
  • ICTU Private Sector
  • UNI Telecoms
  • Coordinate Telecoms/Organising
  • Training and Development
  • Unionlink
  • Diversity
  • UNI Europa Women’s Committee, where she currently holds the position of President
  • UNI World Women’s Committee
  • ICTU Women’s Committee
  • ICTU Disability Committee
  • Coordinate Communications requirements
  • Mails & Parcels
  • Collection & Delivery
  • Automation
  • MDN Network
  • Ancillary Services
  • Grievance & Discipline
  • BillPost
  • PrintPost
  • Professional & Managerial across Union
  • PCI
  • eir
  • FAST, Build, Planning, Apprentices, NFTs, Managers, Centres – Technical, Centres – Retail
  • First Tech (ESCCU)
  • KNN
  • RR Donnelley
  • Secto
  • Medisan
  • Pension Trustee eir
  • Organising & Campaigning
  • eir
  • Call Centres in Cork, Limerick and Sligo
  • ICTU Executive Council
  • ICTU Private Sector Committee
  • Low Pay Commission
  • UNI Amazon Alliance; Alpha Alliance
  • Staff Side Secretary An Post
  • An Post Pension Trustee
  • JCC
  • Partnership & Joint Working An Post
  • Health & Safety Officer
  • ICTU
  • Health & Safety Sub-Committee
  • IO Systems
  • Staff Side Secretary eir
  • JCC
  • Diversity Sub-Committee
  • Retail Clerical & AdministrationAn Post Managers’ Group
  • Report directly to the CWU National Officers dealing with issues at An Post and perform work as directed by CWU Head Office
  • Responsible for processing all Grievance & Disciplinary cases at Area Office level
  • Mails & Parcels, North-East/West
  • Report directly to the CWU National Officers dealing with issues at An Post and perform work as directed by CWU Head Office
  • Responsible for processing all Grievance & Disciplinary cases at Area Office level
  • Mails & Parcels, South-East/West
  • Report directly to the CWU National Officers dealing with issues at An Post and perform work as directed by CWU Head Office
  • Responsible for processing all Grievance & Disciplinary cases at Area Office level
  • Organising
  • Campaigning
  • IR, as required by GS
  • National Officer Support
  • UPS
  • DPD
  • Sodexo
  • Organising
  • Campaigning
  • IR, as required by GS
  • National Officer Support
  • PhoneWatch
  • Synchro
  • American Airlines
  • Personal Assistant to General Secretary
  • Responsible for Office Administration and staff
  • Organise Union Conferences/Seminars
  • Facilities management
  • Financial Assistant
  • Data Protection Officer
  • IT and oversees policies & procedures
  • Adrienne Power
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Lorraine Newman
  • Ciara Melinn
  • Sandra Connors (Service Operative)
  • Ruth Dungan
  • Fan Ryan

National Executive Council

The National Executive Council (“NEC”) is comprised of a maximum of 32 members and is elected at the Union’s Biennial Conference. The NEC is the democratically elected governing body of the Union and sets Union policy and oversees the implementation of conference decisions.

Branches

Branches are based on grouping together workers in a company, based on geographic location. Every Branch elects a Committee at its Annual General Meeting. The Committee meets on a regular basis.

Sections

Some of the larger regional Branches are divided up further into Sections, also based on geographic location. The elected Section officials make up the Branch Committee, which are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Biennial Conference

The Union holds a Conference once every two years where representatives of each Branch, known as Delegates, meet to discuss issues of concern to members and decide on policy.