UVW is directed by a non-hierarchical Executive Committee.

Our currently serving members are:

PERCY IS ORIGINALLY FROM PERU, AND MOVED TO LONDON IN 2007. HE WORKS AS A CLEANER AT KING'S COLLEGE, AND IN HIS PREVIOUS WORKPLACE, HE SUCCESSFULLY CAMPAIGNED FOR THE LIVING WAGE, SICK PAY, DIGNITY AND RESPECT. PERCY'S COURAGE HAS INSPIRED MANY OTHER WORKERS TO STEP UP FROM COMPLAINING TO CAMPAIGNING.

Percy

VERA IS ORIGINALLY FROM GERMANY, AND MOVED TO LONDON IN 2010 AS A Dedicated POLITICAL ACTIVIST PASSIONATELY UNITING PEOPLE AGAINST INJUSTICE. VERA WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING UVW FROM DAY ONE. She works Full time for a research Unit that delivers background research for Trade Union campaigns around the globe.

Vera

VICTOR IS ORIGINALLY FROM ECUADOR, AND MOVED TO LONDON FROM SPAIN, WHERE HE HAD WORKED IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND WAS INVOLVED IN SETTING UP A FOUNDATION TO HELP MIGRANTS SUFFERING EXPLOITATION AT WORK. IN 2016 VICTOR LED A 58-DAY STRIKE TO WIN THE LIVING WAGE AND REINSTATEMENT OF HIS COLLEAGUES AT 100 WOOD STREET.

Victor

ClaUDIA is originally from Bolivia, and moved to London in 2003. Her experiences with abusive and racist employers made her passionate about UVW’s work. trained as a Mental Health professional, She loves challenging the establishment and oppression of BAME communities. Claudia is a Single Mum of two.

Claudia

Wilson is from Colombia. he is a trained graphic designer and working as a cleaner is London. He got involved with UVW in 2014 when he saw the difference union activity made to workers and their families. Wilson believes in the power of unity. When not working or organising, he likes to spend time with his wife and 3 children.

Wilson

Shiri is a cultural worker and activist who has been involved over the years with projects around radical education, community work and organised labour. She has been an activist with UVW since 2015, alongside her day job and co-organising the Antiuniversity Now project. She is a migrant worker and a single mum.

Shiri

Petros

SUSANA IS ORIGINALLY FROM ECUADOR, AND MOVED TO SPAIN AFTER THE 1998 BANKING CRISIS. WHEN THE 2008 CRASH UNFOLDED, SHE MOVED AGAIN, THIS TIME TO LONDON, WORKING AS A TOPSHOP CLEANER UNTIL HER UNLAWFUL DISMISSAL FOR DEMANDING A LIVING WAGE WITH THE SUPPORT OF HER UNION. SUSANA IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE CHILDREN.

Susana

Molly

 

Capella

Gregor is originally from Poland. before he came to the UK in 2012, he lived in Spain for 12 years. He loves UVW for its support of the precarious working class and he feels the need to contribute. He is working as a cleaner in London. outside of work and union activity, he likes to spend time with his family.

Gregor

Hasan