Decision making at UVW

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!

At UVW’s annual general meetings (AGM) members decide how we continue to build worker power. ✊🏾✊🏽✊

In between AGMs, the UVW executive committee works with UVW’s general secretary to ensure the union runs smoothly and in accordance with the members mandate. 

AGM 2024

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 18 May 2024 at Casa UVW.

The AGM gives UVW members the opportunity to come together from across all sectors and workplaces to celebrate our achievements and decide on how UVW continues to build worker power. ✊🏽

Spaces are limited. We cannot guarantee access to members who have not registered in advance.

If you wish to attend, please fill out this form and we will be in touch with further details.


An executive committee comprised of staff and UVW members ensures the union runs smoothly between AGMs and deals with capacity issues and resourcing.


The UVW Executive Committee (EC) is directly elected by, and accountable to, the membership. It is responsible for looking after the interests of the union as a whole and taking decisions on behalf of UVW members between AGMs.


UVW elects a general secretary to ensure the decisions of the membership are implemented by the union. This is the only paid official that is directly elected by and accountable to the entire UVW membership.

The general secretary of UVW is Petros Elia, elected unopposed on 8 September 2023


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.

Do you need advice, have a question about a campaign or union membership, or want to support us? Feel free to message us using this form.


News and clips from previous AGMs


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