We are a grassroots trade union of low paid, migrant & precarious workers and we fight the bosses for dignity and respect through direct action on the streets and through the courts!
United Voices of the World is an anti-racist, member-led, direct action, campaigning trade union and we exist to support and empower the most vulnerable groups of precarious, low-paid and predominantly BAME and migrant workers in the UK.
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We fight the bosses through direct action on the streets and through the courts and demand that all members receive at least the London Living Wage, full pay sick pay, dignity, equality and respect.
We will always challenge outsourcing, a practice that creates a two tiered, racially segregated workforce, pit workers against each other, slashes wages, strips workers of their basic rights and breaks unions.
The UVW family brings together workers across several sectors including cleaning, security, catering and portering from the predominantly outsourced facilities services sector and also waiting staff, chefs, retail, construction and health care workers, and other professions including sex workers, artists, architects, childcare workers, social workers, charity sector workers and legal sector workers including paralegals, solicitors, and barristers.
The UVW has a horizontal structure. This means all sectors are autonomous and all members have a say at our annual general meetings. Here’s a clip from our AGM in September 2019.
An executive committee comprised of staff and UVW members ensures the union runs smoothly in between AGM’s and deals with capacity issues and resourcing.
A team of UVW staff cover casework, tribunal work, research and campaign communications support for disputes, organising support and specially funded projects in line with membership needs.
We also have an army of activists, known as the “Solidarity Network” that fight hard for the working class.