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
UWU Elections and more member news
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
February update and election timetable
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
UWU achievements in 2020 and a look ahead to 2021
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
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
LabourList: Why an independent union for paid trade union staff is needed
UWU General Secretary, Chris Musgrave spoke with LabourList on why an independent union for paid trade union staff is needed. Discover more about the founding of the UWU, and more by reading the interview. Read the interview on LabourList
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’?
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