The union had used the platform, now owned by the wealthiest man in the world, to raise tens of thousands of pounds to support the strikes of predominantly migrant cleaners.
Exhausted cleaners struggling to pay for the basics of working at the Department for Education’s (DfE) Sanctuary Buildings are asking for a living wage, equal sick pay, annual leave with civil service workers, appropriate staffing levels, and union recognition.
Negotiations have broken down and the cleaners will join forces with striking NEU teacher members on the 5 and 7 July.
Low-paid, outsourced, migrant workers at Mercedes Showroom in Colindale, London, have won a 25% pay increase after returning a strike mandate
“We are all frustrated and we are overworked, our demands are just and fair. They don’t talk to us right, they talk to us like children.”
From now on, the cleaners will earn the London Living Wage (LLW) of £11.95 per hour, and the company has committed to automatically increasing this amount in line with the LLW every year.
[ID]: A photo of Adelphi Building, text reads: Conde Nast cleaners win 11% pay rise
Migrant cleaners for the DBR1 Amazon warehouse in Dartford – who are outsourced to Phosters (FM) Limited, a Worcestershire-based facilities management company – will be the first workers on an Amazon site to win union recognition in the UK.
[ID: 2 men stand in front of a UVW banner. Text reads: Amazon workers on brink of union recognition]
A charity who provides free legal advice to asylum seekers in Birmingham and the West Midlands is closing down, despite being financially healthy. Trustees of the charity have rejected attempts by the workers’ union, United Voices of the World (UVW) to negotiate with them, after the workers’ asked for union recognition and an end to
UVW members working as counsellors for Solace Women’s Aid won a legal battle over their employment status on Monday when a judge ruled that the charity had misclassified them as self-employed independent contractors when in reality they were workers, under s.230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. This false status meant they had no access
Former bar manager at Stonegate-leased Brighton pub Saint James Tavern (SJT) and UVW member Jake Marvin applied to the Employment Tribunal in early July for interim relief following his summary sacking just days after the pub workers’ first picket line on June 25. The judge heard evidence that pub manager and UVW member Jake Marvin