Latest roundup: cases, branches and equality matters

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

Money, motions and meetings – December update

Money, money, money... MONEY! Under UWU rules the Executive reviews the subscription rates in October each year. Currently, members can join for £20 for the first year but many of us are reaching the end of this period. Therefore, the Executive has discussed and is now recommending a subscription structure as we move into 2021. Full details … Continue reading Money, motions and meetings – December update

Building the union for positive change and member education update

Butting heads It was inevitable. The bigger and more influential our union grows, the greater the push back will be. As some members know; the UWU received numerous member complaints following a speight of online attacks against our union just a few weeks ago. These attacks were unfounded, unreasonable and unprovoked. Worse still, these attacks … Continue reading Building the union for positive change and member education update

Member feedback, new training courses and are our workplaces really ‘Covid Secure’?

Members speak! Following our very first all-member survey, 27% of members responded with your thoughts on the development of the union is the months ahead. Highlights as follows: 64% of responders would prefer a more direct democracy going forward;Legal cover, effective campaigns & bargaining were voted as the top 3 asks;  96% want to see a … Continue reading Member feedback, new training courses and are our workplaces really ‘Covid Secure’?

Summer roundup – get involved in your union

Roaring recognition Another month, another recognition agreement. We are delighted to announce we have an agreement in principle with the newly formed Criminal Justice Workers Union. We look forward to a long a productive relationship over the years ahead.   Winning on casework We've been picking up increasing amounts of casework in recent months. With the support … Continue reading Summer roundup – get involved in your union