50 years on from the Equal Pay Act and there is still much more to do on closing the gender pay gap says Usdaw
29 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is marking today’s 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970 with a call for a new deal for workers including action on closing the gender pay gap. Usdaw has launched a ‘New Deal for Workers’ campaign, which seeks better pay and rights, with fair treatment and equality for all workers.
While you’re looking after the shop, who is looking after you? There’s never been a more important time to join Usdaw
27 May 2020
As more shops are set to open in the coming weeks, retail trade union Usdaw is urging workers across the sector to join the union for greater protection.
Human and business costs of retail crime and violence set out in a new report - Usdaw calls on the Government to respond
27 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed a new report Retail violence: abused and attacked at work by broadcast journalist Jamie Long, which sets out the cost to business and staff of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers.
Usdaw welcomes the appointment of David Evans as Labour's new General Secretary
26 May 2020
Retail trade union and Labour’s third largest affiliate Usdaw has welcomed the appointment of David Evans as the new General Secretary of the Labour Party, Usdaw congratulates him and looks forward to working with him to elect a Labour Government.
Usdaw urges retailers to put safety first when reopening stores
26 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is urging retailers to work with the union to do rigorous risk assessments and ensure stores are safe for staff and customers. Usdaw has also called on the Government for tougher guidance and more rigorous enforcement of safety.
U-turn on fee for foreign health and care workers welcome - Usdaw calls for all key workers to be exempted
21 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Keir Starmer’s victory on overseas health and care staff being exempted from the fee levied on migrants to pay for the NHS. Usdaw now calls on the Prime Minister to go further on his U-turn and extend the exemption to all key workers providing essential services through the Coronavirus emergency.
Usdaw welcomes Well Pharmacy 10% premium for staff in recognition of the essential work they are doing during the Coronavirus crisis
18 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Well Pharmacy’s decision to pay a 10% premium payment to frontline pharmacy and Home Delivery Driver teams.
Usdaw welcomes the theme of kindness for Mental Health Awareness Week in these times of high anxiety
18 May 2020
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) organised by the Mental Health Foundation, who have chosen kindness as the theme. Good mental health is a priority for Usdaw and the union is celebrating the role that workplace reps play in supporting members through the ‘It’s Good to Talk’ campaign.
IDAHOTB 2020: Usdaw calls for an end to LGBT+ harassment and welcomes the ‘breaking the silence’ theme
17 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is celebrating the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on May 17, with a call for action to tackle LGBT+ harassment in our workplaces and welcomes the theme of ‘breaking the silence’ for 2020.
Employers and trade unions in key manufacturing sector support Mental Health Awareness Week
15 May 2020
Chemical Industries Association employers and the trade unions Usdaw, Unite, GMB, Community and Prospect remain committed to ensuring that the protection of workers’ health and safety is vital.