It is with significant regret that the Union Workers’ Union (UWU) must announce we are formally in dispute with the United Voices of the World (UVW) union over a failure to meaningfully consult over proposed redundancies.
The latest UWU blog is by Jayne Love (she/her), Organiser at the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU). As part of her role as Organiser, Jayne leads on equalities, and in particular coordinates the women’s and LGBT+ networks. Here, she provides some more tips around LGBT+ Organising. This is the second part to an article originally … Continue reading Tips on LGBT+ Organising – Part 2
Following a whopping 47% turnout, we are delighted to announce that the following nominees were elected: President: Tracy Edwards General Secretary: Chris Musgrave Executive members: Andrew Woodman, Russel Waterhouse, Mark Oley, Cheryl Gedling, Alan Brown and Jon Benson. At the first meeting of the new cycle, the new executive supported a heartfelt vote of thanks to outgoing … Continue reading Our 2022 election results plus member sign up opportunities…
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 latest UWU blog is by Jayne Love (she/her), Organiser at the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU). As part of her role as Organiser, Jayne leads on equalities, and in particular coordinates the women’s and LGBT+ networks. Here, she provides some tips specifically around LGBT+ Organising. Understand the sector you are working in Prior to … Continue reading Tips on LGBT+ Organising – Part 1
Happy birthday to us! Our union was formed informally in 2019. We became an officially listed trade union with the UK Certification Officer on 27th March 2020. Therefore, we have just had our official first birthday. We know the past year has been difficult for many. However, in this time we have seen our union … Continue reading Election results and a chance to have your say…
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