UWU is a campaigning union. We support our members to build people powered campaigns underpinned by a simple principle – that union employers should hold themselves to the same standards as the standard they demand from employers.

Discover and get involved in our campaigns, where you can get more background and read the latest updates.

Read our latest campaign updates

Pay at UNISON… it’s not enough. Come to our open meeting in May.

Do you work at UNISON? We are holding an open meeting for all staff employed by UNISON (branch or centrally employed) to discuss pay and progress our campaign. You don’t need to be a UWU member to attend. Wednesday 10 May 2023, 18.00 – 19.00 Register for the open meeting Download and print a poster
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Latest campaign update – UVW dispute

This is an update on our initial statement from 24 November 2022 announcing a dispute with UVW. UWU has been working right up to the wire to protect members’ interests in redundancy consultation meetings. UWU members continue to believe the consultation was less than meaningful and remain disappoint
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Update on UVW dispute

This is an update on our initial statement from 24 November 2022 announcing a dispute with UVW. UWU members are disappointed to report that the recent consultation meetings between them as UVW staff and their employer, UVW’s elected leadership, confirmed UVW’s commitment to issuing redundancies at t
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UVW dispute

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 the recent recognition of the UWU by UVW, our members – UVW staff –
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Our members’ vision

As 2021 comes to a close we’ve reached out to our members to ask what positive changes members want union employers to make in 2022 and beyond. Chris Musgrave, UWU General Secretary says: “The pandemic has presented workers with another difficult year both in the UK and globally. The year ahead prom
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Our founding campaign areas

Defending pay and pensions
End pay erosion by rejecting real-terms pay cuts and campaigning for rises in line with Retail Price Index (RPI). Resisting pension cuts to maintain dignity in retirement.

Ending institutional racism
Join our network for black trade union workers. Support our network by becoming a black ally and tackle workplace racism together.

Supporting reps
Lay representatives can join the UWU as associate members. Sign up to support your officer and for access to networking and training.

Women workers
Help build a strong network of women union workers to break the patriarchy and make the movement fit for the 21st century.

No to transphobia
Join our network of LGBT+ union workers. Help us say “no” to transphobia and all forms of discrimination in every union workplace.