Welcome to the latest edition of the email update. New members are signing up every day and we now members in 9 different unions. This is a fantastic start but we need to keep growing our membership. So please direct your colleagues to our website where any union worker can join for an introductory rate of £20. We also have some snazzy new ‘join us’ flyers for distribution in your workplaces. To request a supply please email us.
Thanks to members who took part in the recent telephone survey. Following the feedback you gave, the union made approaches to several General Secretaries to raise your concerns and request a meeting with HR. These approaches have been central to the evidence the union has submitted to the Certification Officer, the statutory body for unions. The union is hopeful we will get a decision on our application for formal listing shortly. So stay tuned!
Unfortunately, following our approach to General Secretaries, some of our members have experienced hostility from their (union) employers. The Union Workers’ Union is an independent, campaigning union and will robustly resist any attempts at trade union victimisation of any of our members. We know nothing worthwhile is ever easy but fortunately, the law is on our side as we build, grow and shape the first union for union workers. And build it we will.
On a more positive note, preparations are underway for our UWU stall at Tolpuddle 2020. If you can spare an hour to staff our stall or a tenner to help fund material costs, you can donate here.
Finally, a number of our new joiners have indicated they would like to be active within the UWU. If that’s you, please get in touch. We have lots of exciting activist opportunities such as:
- Being a rep in your workplace
- Leading on the union’s campaigns
- Helping start and shape our equality networks
- Joining our executive committee
This union is you; you’ve joined up, now join in!
The UWU team