UVW is directed by a non-hierarchical executive committee (EC)

OUR TEAM

  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 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.

  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 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.

  PETROS  IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE UK, AND LIVED IN CARACAS, VENEZUELA FOR 3 YEARS. UPON HIS RETURN TO LONDON, HE MET WITH LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, AND SAW INSTITUTIONAL WORKPLACE ABUSE OF MIGRANTS. PETROS QUICKLY DEDICATED HIMSELF TO FIGHTING INJUSTICE, FOUNDING UNITED VOICES OF THE WORLD IN JANUARY 2014.

PETROS IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE UK, AND LIVED IN CARACAS, VENEZUELA FOR 3 YEARS. UPON HIS RETURN TO LONDON, HE MET WITH LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, AND SAW INSTITUTIONAL WORKPLACE ABUSE OF MIGRANTS. PETROS QUICKLY DEDICATED HIMSELF TO FIGHTING INJUSTICE, FOUNDING UNITED VOICES OF THE WORLD IN JANUARY 2014.

  JULIANA  IS ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA AND HAS WORKED WITH WOMEN'S COOPERATIVES IN A MARGINALISED BARRIO IN GUATEMALA CITY, AND ALSO IN CHIAPAS, MÉXICO, WHERE SHE DEFENDED HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES VS. LAND BARONS. JULIANA STUDIED MIGRATION, MOBILITY AND DEVELOPMENT AT SOAS.

JULIANA IS ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA AND HAS WORKED WITH WOMEN'S COOPERATIVES IN A MARGINALISED BARRIO IN GUATEMALA CITY, AND ALSO IN CHIAPAS, MÉXICO, WHERE SHE DEFENDED HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES VS. LAND BARONS. JULIANA STUDIED MIGRATION, MOBILITY AND DEVELOPMENT AT SOAS.

  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 global Trade Union campaigns.

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 global Trade Union campaigns.

  KEIR  HAS LEFT THE UVW OFFICEs FOR A FRESH OPPORTUNITY! WE CAN'T THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR HIS DEDICATION AND WISH HIM ALL THE BEST.

KEIR HAS LEFT THE UVW OFFICEs FOR A FRESH OPPORTUNITY! WE CAN'T THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR HIS DEDICATION AND WISH HIM ALL THE BEST.

  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 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.

  ORNELLA  IS A 2ND-GEN COLOMBIAN, GROWING UP IN LONDON & CARTAGENA. AFTER GRADUATING FROM SOAS AND BEING INVOLVED IN CAMPAIGNS HELPING LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN LONDON, ORNELLA EMPOWERED MIGRANTS RESISTING GENTRIFICATION, AUSTERITY, WHITE SUPREMACY AND OTHER FORMS OF OPPRESSION THAT UVW NOW ENCOUNTERS DAILY.

ORNELLA IS A 2ND-GEN COLOMBIAN, GROWING UP IN LONDON & CARTAGENA. AFTER GRADUATING FROM SOAS AND BEING INVOLVED IN CAMPAIGNS HELPING LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN LONDON, ORNELLA EMPOWERED MIGRANTS RESISTING GENTRIFICATION, AUSTERITY, WHITE SUPREMACY AND OTHER FORMS OF OPPRESSION THAT UVW NOW ENCOUNTERS DAILY.

  DANIEL  HAS WORKED WITH UVW SINCE 2015, AND BECAME TREASURER IN LATE 2016. HE WORKS FULL-TIME FOR A MAJOR TRADE UNION AND HAS A LONG-STANDING INTEREST IN MIGRANT RIGHTS (AND AN ACADEMIC INTEREST IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY). HE WAS INSPIRED BY HOW EFFECTIVELY UVW ORGANISES WORKERS IN SECTORS THAT ARE RARELY UNIONISED.

DANIEL HAS WORKED WITH UVW SINCE 2015, AND BECAME TREASURER IN LATE 2016. HE WORKS FULL-TIME FOR A MAJOR TRADE UNION AND HAS A LONG-STANDING INTEREST IN MIGRANT RIGHTS (AND AN ACADEMIC INTEREST IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY). HE WAS INSPIRED BY HOW EFFECTIVELY UVW ORGANISES WORKERS IN SECTORS THAT ARE RARELY UNIONISED.

  MARIA (MAFER)  IS ORIGINALLY FROM EL SALVADOR. SHE LIVED IN MEXICO AND SPAIN, THEN MOVED TO LONDON TO STUDY A MASTER'S IN GLOBALISATION AND LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT AT UCL. SHE BELIEVES THAT BY GIVING VOICES TO THOSE WHO HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN SILENCED, UVW IS PAVING THE WAY TOWARDS A FAIRER SOCIETY.

MARIA (MAFER) IS ORIGINALLY FROM EL SALVADOR. SHE LIVED IN MEXICO AND SPAIN, THEN MOVED TO LONDON TO STUDY A MASTER'S IN GLOBALISATION AND LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT AT UCL. SHE BELIEVES THAT BY GIVING VOICES TO THOSE WHO HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN SILENCED, UVW IS PAVING THE WAY TOWARDS A FAIRER SOCIETY.

  CARLOS  IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE UK, AND HAS LIVED IN VENEZUELA, WHERE HE WORKED WITH A STATE TV CHANNEL, THEN ECUADOR, COORDINATING THE TELESUR ENGLISH SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM. CARLOS HAS TRAVELLED IN CUBA AND MOST OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND is now preparing for a revolutionary labour party WHILE LIVING IN BARCELONA.

CARLOS IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE UK, AND HAS LIVED IN VENEZUELA, WHERE HE WORKED WITH A STATE TV CHANNEL, THEN ECUADOR, COORDINATING THE TELESUR ENGLISH SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM. CARLOS HAS TRAVELLED IN CUBA AND MOST OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND is now preparing for a revolutionary labour party WHILE LIVING IN BARCELONA.