United Sex Workers (USW) is a branch of strippers and sex workers in the UK, organising with UVW for better working conditions and fighting to change the industry from within.
USW works with strippers, hostesses and sex workers across the UK to improve conditions in clubs through collective negotiation and individual casework. We organise to establish ‘worker’ status, which will enable those working in clubs to claim basic rights at work, such as annual leave, sick pay, a guaranteed basic wage and the right to organise and be represented by a trade union. The sex workers unionisation campaign is organised in partnership with x:talk, a sex workers support project and in conjunction with Decrim Now, the campaign for the full decriminalisation of all sex work.
What is ‘worker’ status?
Download unionised strippers’ response to concerns about the Browns ‘worker status’ ruling:
United Sex Workers is a worker-led branch, our members are strippers and sex workers, fighting for rights at work.
We have an elected rotating committee, the current members are as follows:
Branch Co-Chair x2: Amy & Tess
Press Officer: Audrey
Social Media Officer: Gia
Membership/ Training: Blade & Ivy
Casework Officer: Billy/Sassy Penny
Northern Regional Representative: Alexis
Southern Regional Representative: Margot
Online Representative: Jason
General Representative: Scarlett
As sex workers, we find it unsurprising that OnlyFans have decided to update their policies to exclude us from their platform. It is also absolutely devastating. The pandemic has been especially hard for workers in the sex industry where there has been little state support. Now we are forced, once again, to find new ways of sustaining our livelihoods.
As United Sex Workers, we stand in solidarity with all workers who are struggling to make sense of this decision. We are here for you. We feel you. There is power in our community and we will continue to look after each other as we have always done. We will continue to shout until our voices are heard.
Click here to read our full statement.
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Sex workers are organising to fight for basic rights.