United Voices of the World

Strikes and victories for outsourced workers across London

UVW members in the foyer of the Hilton.

Workers organised with the United Voices of the World union have been busy in London recently, fighting back against outsourcing and poverty pay everywhere from Chanel and the Hilton to the Trocadero and University of Greenwich.

Independent unions found new Global Union Federation

confederation founding in Parma group picture

In May 2018 the “International Confederation of Labour” was founded in Italy to unite independent unions and worker organisations across frontiers. We interviewed delegates at the congress to hear about their union activities at home and what they hope will come out of the new confederation.

Cleaners beat the Bank of New York Mellon in just 30 hours

Cleaners organising through the grassroots union United Voices of the World won the London Living Wage just 30 hours after declaring their intention to strike.

Cleaners take on Canary Wharf bank to fight for living wage

Cleaners organised with the United Voices of the World union are set to strike for a living wage at the Bank of New York in Canary Wharf while cleaners' disputes continue at the London School of Economics and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Health and safety victory for recycling plant workers

Today the Orion recycling workers return to work as heroes bringing an end to their historic two and a half week walkout over dangerous working conditions which began on Wednesday 28th March.

Wildcat at Orion

An in-depth report from the recent wildcat strike at the Orion recycling plant in East London. This report first appeared on Notes from Below.

Workers wildcat at East London recycling plant

Orion recycling plant workers, March 2018. Photo by Gordon Roland Peden.

United Voices union members at the Orion recycling plant in east London walked off the job this morning in a historic and inspiring wildcat strike to protest against inhuman working conditions.