It is with significant regret that the Union Workers’ Union (UWU) must announce we are formally in dispute with the United Voices of the World (UVW) union over a failure to meaningfully consult over proposed redundancies.
Following a whopping 47% turnout, we are delighted to announce that the following nominees were elected: President: Tracy Edwards General Secretary: Chris Musgrave Executive members: Andrew Woodman, Russel Waterhouse, Mark Oley, Cheryl Gedling, Alan Brown and Jon Benson. At the first meeting of the new cycle, the new executive supported a heartfelt vote of thanks to outgoing … Continue reading Our 2022 election results plus member sign up opportunities…
Last month's round-up Following a successful round of executive elections, the union's top team have been busy reviewing and planning the year ahead. Following member ballots, we have applied to join the Global Deal and joined the call for an all-parliamentary committee to be set up to review reparations to victims of the trans-Atlantic slave … Continue reading Latest roundup: cases, branches and equality matters
A short introduction to bullying and harassment definitions, examples of behaviours to challenge and the legislation that protects workers.
Happy birthday to us! Our union was formed informally in 2019. We became an officially listed trade union with the UK Certification Officer on 27th March 2020. Therefore, we have just had our official first birthday. We know the past year has been difficult for many. However, in this time we have seen our union … Continue reading Election results and a chance to have your say…
NEU is imposing pension cuts to their staff in the middle of a global pandemicMembers will have to pay higher contributions but will get less when they retireNEU can make a much better offer for a safe and secure retirementNEU tells its members not to accept a cut in pension, the same should apply to its … Continue reading NEU members speak out on cuts to their pension
Last month, the NEU Branch wrote a demand letter to Dr Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretaries of the National Education Union (NEU) calling on a pause to the pension consultation and space for meaningful negotiations to stop cuts to our retirement. Read the branch’s demands letter Read the response from NEU Statement … Continue reading Demands from UWU members rejected by NEU bosses
Elections 2021 - your vote Nominations for UWU executive positions have closed. We have a list of top-notch candidates to put to members for our union's first full election cycle. Members will be able to cast their vote when they receive your electronic ballot paper. Please check spam folders over the next 24 hours. There … Continue reading UWU Elections and more member news
Elections 2021 We are delighted to unveil our election timetable for 2021. In line with our commitment to democracy; all existing posts will be up for election this year. The first round of elections is now open and members are encouraged to self nominate for any of the open roles. These are: Executive Member, Women's … Continue reading February update and election timetable
Results of recent motions Happy new year! We know 2020 wasn't the greatest year but in the UWU we are looking forward to 2021 as a year of growth and new possibilities. In terms of early next steps we can report the results of the recent all member ballots. First the motion on 2021 subscription … Continue reading UWU achievements in 2020 and a look ahead to 2021