The Sunday Trading Act is a Great British compromise that is fair to all sides, says Usdaw
07 July 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett is disappointed that the Government has yet again returned to the question of Sunday trading, with a proposal to create chaos in the retail sector by varying opening times regulations across the country.
Stop Changes to Access to Work
06 July 2015
The Tory Government is making further cuts to the Access to Work scheme. This will impact on disabled people who are already among the worst hit by austerity measures. Usdaw and the TUC are calling on members to sign an online petition to stop these changes.
Keep your cool as temperatures rise says Usdaw
30 June 2015
Extreme temperatures, both very hot and very cold, are a familiar problem for workers. While there is a legally enforceable minimum temperature in the workplace there is not a corresponding maximum enforceable temperature.
Is worry tying you up in knots? Usdaw campaigns on mental health awareness
23 June 2015
Tomorrow thousands of Usdaw members will be out campaigning on mental health awareness. Activists will be organising street stalls and events in workplaces to promote the theme #TalkToUsdaw.
Carers Week helps us highlight the stresses and strains working carers face every day
11 June 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett welcomes Carers Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.
Usdaw General Secretary John Hannett is re-elected President of UNI Europa Commerce
03 June 2015
UK Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has today been re-elected President of the European commerce section of UNI the global trade union at their conference in Gdansk, Poland.
John Hannett welcomes delegates to the UNI Europa Commerce Conference in Gdansk, Poland
02 June 2015
UK shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed delegates, UNI Europa Commerce, to their conference hosted Solidarnosc, the first independent trade union in Poland.
Labour must reflect on the election in the right spirit and have a honest debate about the future
18 May 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called for an open and honest debate within the wider Labour movement about the election result and the future of the Labour Party.
Usdaw urges Jim Murphy to stay in post and shape a new direction for Scottish Labour
13 May 2015
Lawrence Wason - Usdaw Scottish Officer says:
Former Woolworths and Ethel Austin workers are heartbroken by the injustice of the European Court
30 April 2015
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today rejected Usdaw’s case for Woolworths and Ethel Austin members in stores of less than 20 employees to be included in the protective awards against both companies.
With the fight being over for Woolworths and Ethel Austin workers, Usdaw is now turning its attention to seeking a change in the law to protect future redundant workers from suffering the same injustice.