Negotiations were attempted today between couriers and management, resulting in one of the negotiators being “deactivated” from the Uber network. The delivery workers then decided to visit many of their restaurant customers to explain their actions. The restaurant flash mobs will go on until @UberEATS pays a minimum of the #londonlivingwage to its couriers and stops victimising riders! #uberstrike (more…)
from United Voices of the World the union
UberEATS COURIERS STRIKE FOR LONDON LIVING WAGE Friday 26 August
#UberEATSstrike rally Friday at 14:30 at Black Swan Yard SE1, in South London
– Couriers strike on Friday to demand London Living Wage of £9.40 per hour plus costs.
– Workers say they cannot live off ‘poverty wages’, and call for an end to considerable disparities in pay for peak and off-peak pay.
– Rates have been cut from £20 per hour in June to £3.30 per delivery or less on a commission-only basis during off-peak hours.
– Drivers will rally on Friday at 14:30 at Black Swan Yard SE1, in South London. (more…)
PROTEST CANCELLED! STRIKE AT 100 WOOD STREET IS OVER!
After 58 days of strike action by the cleaners at 100 Wood Street, UVW is pleased to be able to issue the following statement:
“The dispute at 100 Wood Street between the cleaners, members of United Voices of the World the union, and their employer, Thames Cleaning and Support Services Limited, has now been resolved. As a result we are pleased to announce that all advertised protests have now been cancelled and the picket line at 100 Wood Street has now been lifted.”
This was the longest strike in the history of the City of London and the longest strike by an entirely migrant workforce in the UK.
Thank you everyone for all your amazing support and solidarity! This wouldn’t have been possible without you!
from UVW facebook here
More info on Living Wage struggles here
From 8am 21 July Food not Bosses Solidarity breakfast with striking cleaners demanding the #livingwage at 100 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AN. “The cleaners at 100 Wood Street have been on all out strike since 8th June 2016, so Food not Bosses will fall on their 44th day of their all out strike…” (more…)
4 JULY: Striking cleaner and UVW members have made the commitment to make a hunger strike for the #LivingWage – joined here in solidarity by construction workers blacklisted for being union members, and many other supporters.
This is part of the first all-out strike ever held in the City of London, where cleaners working in bankers’ offices are asking for an extra 90p an hour. (more…)
UPDATED 30 JULY 2016: Brilliant solidarity from the Blacklist Support Group, and the Bakers Union and others with UVW members on strike at 100 Wood Street. Since then we won the living wage (after 43 days on strike!) but the strike, which is the longest strike in the history of the City of London, continues until all the unlawfully sacked cleaners are reinstated.
We’ll be back on the picket line on Monday, 1st August 2016 for day 55! (more…)
Photos, video clips and reports from Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Loughborough, Plymouth. We’re still waiting for late results! Well done to every one involved, the struggle continues… (more…)
17 cities set to simultaneously protest on 14th May in solidarity with The Topshop 2 – more info soon! (more…)
The UVW – a new kind of guerrilla fighting union… While the trade union behemoths spend their time passing motions – ahem – and flogging porcelain figurines to their members, another kind of union altogether has been emerging on the streets of London. While Len McCluskey has been promising an autumn /winter/ spring/ summer of discontent – without delivering even a week – for the past decade the UVW has been delivering discontent by the bucketload on the streets and inside the bosses businesses…