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Sectors

While founded in London’s ubiquitous outsourced industries, which are primarily cleaning, catering, portering and security, we also represent members across dozens of other professions. These sectors include sex workers, artists, architects, social workers, charity workers and the legal sector (which includes trainees, pupil barristers, assistants, administrative staff, paralegals, solicitors, and barristers).

SERVICE SECTOR WORKERS

Service and mostly migrant workers in London have been invisibly exploited for decades. Today, they lead the fight to push up wages for all workers in Britain.

ARCHITECTURAL WORKERS

UVW’s Section of Architectural Workers (SAW) is the first ever trade union to organise everyone in the architectural sector, including assistants, cleaners, students, admin staff, technicians, sole traders, and architects.

SEX WORKERS united

Sex work is work! – For too long, strippers and sex workers have not had a seat at the table to discuss conditions in their industry. United Sex Workers fights to change that.

Legal Sector Workers United

Not just barristers and solicitors, LSWU is also comprised of cleaners, secretaries, paralegals, caseworkers, intermediaries, clerks, support staff and legal executives. Join us to fight for justice in the justice system.

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE WORKERS

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is the first UK trade union group dedicated solely to representing workers in the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) sector. Working to help others doesn’t mean your rights don’t matter!

DESIGNERS + CULTURAL WORKERS

Cultural work *is* work! Workers across the creative industries are organising. The cultural sector is rife with individualism and competitiveness to the detriment of its workforce. DCW wants to see all cultural workers respected for the work they do.

charity SECTOR

We predominantly represent frontline charity workers and grassroots campaigning organisations working in services and campaigning related to mental health, homelessness, housing, environmental justice, refugees, child services, women’s rights, torture and gender.

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