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
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’?
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
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
The next phase As we enter the second half of 2020 we begin another phase of UWU development. Following the success of our first 'all member' meeting in July we have identified new activists and are well on the way to setting up branches for each of the 21 unions we currently have members in. … Continue reading Developing and growing the UWU into 2021
Recognition It's been another exciting month for the UWU, we continue to grow and now have members in 18 different unions and 7 associated employers. Building on this success, we've now signed our very first recognition agreement with the trade union education provider the RED Learning Cooperative. This development marks an important point in our development as the … Continue reading Our first recognition agreement is signed and all member meeting is this July
Calling women union workers Calling women union workers...Following the allegations circulating the movement in recent weeks it's never been more clear; we need a strong, independent and campaigning union to ensure work is a safe space for everyone, especially women unions workers. The UWU was delighted to receive an invitation to speak at the recent Sister's to the Front online conference, hosted by … Continue reading Calling on women union workers to organise
We did it! After several months of evidence submission; the Union Workers' Union is now officially listed with the Certification Officer. This brings to a close, months of work by the core team who have been liaising closely with colleagues in the London Certification Office. Our listing application had to clear some major hurdles following a challenging ruling by … Continue reading We did it! We’re officially a union
Welcome to the latest edition of the email update. New members are signing up every day and we now members in 9 different unions. This is a fantastic start but we need to keep growing our membership. So please direct your colleagues to our website where any union worker can join for an introductory rate of £20. … Continue reading We’re a growing union – get involved
Greetings union workers, Thank you for supporting the UK's newest trade union. The last few months have been exciting, trying and incredibly rewarding as the core team have worked on creating the Union Workers' Union. Here are a few updates on how things are shaping up. Since promoting our website we've seen a big spike in traffic. Between September and … Continue reading Getting ready to launch the UWU!