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Lifting the lid – major trade union uses wholly owned subsidiary company to undercut terms and conditions and union bust

Employers who create wholly owned subsidiary companies to engage workers with inferior terms and conditions conjures thoughts of the advancing neoliberal agenda in the public sector. However the Union Workers’ Union can reveal that a well known and long established trade union is a proponent of this practice which is often derided by the wider … Continue reading Lifting the lid – major trade union uses wholly owned subsidiary company to undercut terms and conditions and union bust

The fight against racism in the UK entertainment industry

Ian Manborde, Equality & Diversity Organiser, EquityThis article is published by the author as a UWU Guest Blog and originally appeared in Trade Unions: Fighting racism and the far-right At the time of drafting this article it was with great sadness that Equity learnt of the passing away of long-standing member, Earl Cameron. In recognition … Continue reading The fight against racism in the UK entertainment industry

Public event: Arise! Power, strategy and union resurgence

We're excited to announce that UWU will be hosting a free online seminar open to members and the general public. Prof Jane Holgate, (Professor of Work and Employment Relations, University of Leeds Business School) will discuss themes from her book, Arise and the important lessons for the future of trade unionism. Register now Seminar title: … Continue reading Public event: Arise! Power, strategy and union resurgence

NEU branch members back industrial action in a consultative ballot over pension cuts

In a recent consultative ballot, UWU members at National Education Union (NEU) strongly supported strike action and action short of a strike over pension cuts being imposed by NEU bosses Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted. Despite our calls to pause the statutory consultation and to negotiate members’ reasonable demands, the NEU is set to impose … Continue reading NEU branch members back industrial action in a consultative ballot over pension cuts

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