PRESIDENT 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.

PRESIDENT

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.

VICE PRESIDENT 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.

VICE PRESIDENT

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.

GENERAL SECRETARY 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.

GENERAL SECRETARY

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.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER 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.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER

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.

CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR VERA IS ORIGINALLY FROM GERMANY, AND MOVED TO LONDON IN 2010 AS A SEASONED POLITICAL ACTIVIST PASSIONATELY UNITING PEOPLE AGAINST INJUSTICE. VERA WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING UVW FROM DAY ONE, AND IS CURRENTLY DOING A PHD ON UNPAID LABOUR AT NOTTINGHAM UNI, FUNDED BY THE ROSA LUXEMBURG FOUNDATION.

CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR

VERA IS ORIGINALLY FROM GERMANY, AND MOVED TO LONDON IN 2010 AS A SEASONED POLITICAL ACTIVIST PASSIONATELY UNITING PEOPLE AGAINST INJUSTICE. VERA WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING UVW FROM DAY ONE, AND IS CURRENTLY DOING A PHD ON UNPAID LABOUR AT NOTTINGHAM UNI, FUNDED BY THE ROSA LUXEMBURG FOUNDATION.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER KEIR IS ORIGINALLY FROM SCOTLAND, AND STUDIED LAW AT UCL, WHERE HE JOINED CAMPAIGNS RELATING TO TUITION FEES, EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT. HE WAS EDUCATION & CAMPAIGNS OFFICER AT THE UCL STUDENT UNION. AFTER GRADUATING, KEIR SPENT 15 MONTHS CYCLING DOWN THE ANDES FROM COLOMBIA TO ARGENTINA.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER

KEIR IS ORIGINALLY FROM SCOTLAND, AND STUDIED LAW AT UCL, WHERE HE JOINED CAMPAIGNS RELATING TO TUITION FEES, EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT. HE WAS EDUCATION & CAMPAIGNS OFFICER AT THE UCL STUDENT UNION. AFTER GRADUATING, KEIR SPENT 15 MONTHS CYCLING DOWN THE ANDES FROM COLOMBIA TO ARGENTINA.

OFFICE COORDINATOR 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.

OFFICE COORDINATOR

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.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER 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.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER

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.

TREASURER 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.

TREASURER

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.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER 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.

ORGANISER / CASEWORKER

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.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER 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.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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.