The fact that the Home Office suspects human trafficking and modern slavery may have taken place is highly significant as it is their own Seasonal Visa Scheme which seems to put people at risk of trafficking and labour exploitation.
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.
LSE has granted two years of backdated holiday pay and a one-off lump sum of £150 per person to their halls of residence cleaners.
“They think we are ignorant and don’t have a say. But we know that we are in the 21st century and have information and a way to take this forward.”
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]
Yesterday brought a momentous ten-day tribunal hearing where Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) faces a first of a kind group claim for indirect race discrimination brought by 80 Black, brown and migrant cleaners. For decades, the cleaners were outsourced on lesser terms and conditions than other directly employed GOSH workers, which led to a dispute
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
Following months of being ignored by management after raising issues regarding their pay and conditions, workers at Atomik, a London-based architectural company, are initiating a strike ballot. In June 2022, some workers individually raised the matter of pay in their annual reviews. When they were ignored, they wrote a collective letter outlining their demands. UVW-SAW