Real Living Wage uprating welcomed - Usdaw continues the campaign for at least £10 per hour for all workers
15 November 2021
Retail trade union leader Paddy Lillis has welcomed today’s increase in the real Living Wage rates, as set by the Living Wage Foundation, and continues to call for at least £10 per hour for workers of all ages.
Autumn Budget fails to address the retail crisis and the rising cost of living
27 October 2021
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw expressed disappointment that today’s Budget fails to provide help for the struggling retail sector and avert the looming cost of living crisis.
Government should support a much needed anti 'fire and rehire’ law - Usdaw calls on MPs to back the Bill
22 October 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw welcomes proposed new legislation to provide safeguards for workers against dismissal and re-engagement on inferior terms and conditions, known as ‘fire and rehire’.
Only a Labour Government will deliver on the aims of Usdaw’s New Deal for Workers campaign
14 September 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s address by Keir Starmer to the annual Trades Union Congress. Speaking to the online conference, the Labour leader committed the next Labour Government to delivering a range of improved rights for working people.
Minimum wage of at least £10 and an end to rip-off youth rates – Usdaw members give evidence to the Low Pay Commission in Manchester
04 August 2021
Usdaw members are set to give evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on minimum wage rates in Manchester today. The LPC’s annual consultation includes hearings around the country and will help shape the recommendations they will make to the Government this autumn on the 2022 minimum wage rates.
Government U-turn on reform of Statutory Sick Pay is deeply regrettable says Usdaw, we need a new deal for workers
29 July 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw is appalled that the Government has reneged on their promise to reform Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), after they claimed it is not the right time.
Labour's 'new deal for working people' welcomed by Usdaw
26 July 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s launch of a ‘new deal for working people’ by Labour leader Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner, who are pledging to fundamentally change our economy and make Britain the best place to work.
Removal of the Universal Credit £20 uplift is piling pressure on low-paid families who are struggling to make ends meet, says Usdaw
07 July 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has expressed deep disappointment with today’s confirmation, by the Work and Pensions Secretary, that the £20 uplift in Universal Credit will end in September, despite widespread opposition.
Low Pay Commission investigates the disproportionate impact of low pay on Black workers and hears from Usdaw members
30 June 2021
Members of the retail trade union Usdaw are today meeting with members of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) as they investigate the disproportionate impact of low pay on Black workers. The meetings will take place in two sessions online.
Minimum wage of at least £10 and an end to rip-off youth rates – Usdaw gives evidence to the Low Pay Commission
18 June 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has provided written evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on minimum wage rates. The LPC’s annual call for evidence closes today and responses will help shape the recommendations they will make to the Government this autumn on the 2022 minimum wage rates.