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Demand a fair pension at the NEU: Open letter to Dr Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretaries, National Education Union

Dear Mary and Kevin, Save our pensions! UWU members who work at the NEU have recently been made aware of the NEU Executive planning to impose significant cuts to staff pensions. Lower future benefits, higher costs for staff and savings for the employer. We are ordinary working people and we’ve gone above and beyond during … Continue reading Demand a fair pension at the NEU: Open letter to Dr Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretaries, National Education Union

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

Press release: Union legal challenge to Exeter City Council over Covid pay

The Union Workers’ Union (UWU), has filed employment tribunal proceedings against Exeter City Council (ECC) following a dispute over furlough pay for some of its lowest-paid part-time workers. ECC furloughed numerous staff in March 2020 as a result of the pandemic. ECC advised workers they would be paid until the end of the scheme or … Continue reading Press release: Union legal challenge to Exeter City Council over Covid pay

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’?

Press release: Investigation into sexual harassment within GMB union

For immediate release The Union Workers’ Union (UWU), the recently formed union for staff of trade unions, has reacted with shock but not surprise following the publication of the damming report by Karon Monaghan QC into sexual harassment within GMB. UWU Vice President Kay Nicholls said: “Our members work in unions across the UK and … Continue reading Press release: Investigation into sexual harassment within GMB union