International Women's Day 2022: Usdaw continues the campaign for equality, with a focus on closing the pension gap
08 March 2022
Usdaw is marking today’s International Women’s Day (IWD22) by continuing to campaign for equality and to keeping women’s equality high on the union’s negotiating, organising and political agendas. This year the Usdaw theme for IWD22 is focussed on pension inequality.
Scottish Labour Conference: Usdaw calls for action to tackle the deepening cost of living crisis
04 March 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation attending this year’s Scottish Labour Spring Conference and is calling for action to tackle the deepening cost of living crisis facing working people in Scotland. The conference runs from Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March 2022 and takes place at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Abuse, threats and violence against shopworkers remain high, confidence in reporting incidents is low - Usdaw annual survey results published
03 March 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has today published shocking statistics from their annual survey of nearly 3,500 retail staff, which show that in the last twelve months:
Sainsbury’s announces a restructure of cafés, bakeries and counters – Usdaw is supporting affected members
01 March 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has been briefed by Sainsbury’s about their proposals to change café, bakery and counter services in over 200 stores that will impact around 2,000 staff. Usdaw is the largest union in Sainsbury’s and reps will now engage in localised discussions.
Continued mask wearing in Welsh shops welcomed by Usdaw
28 February 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed the Welsh Government retaining the legal requirement for shoppers to wear face coverings, if they are able to. While the requirement is being phased out in some public venues, face coverings will continue in Welsh retail possibly for another month. A review is expected on Friday.
Fraser Group buys Accrington based Studio Retail
25 February 2022
Mike Ashley’s Fraser Group has bought Studio Retail out of administration for £26.8m, saving almost 1,500 jobs.
Government sweeps away Covid rules in England by ending self-isolation and free Covid tests/community PCR testing – a move that could hit low-paid workers hard says Usdaw
22 February 2022
Current Covid restrictions were due to expire in England on 24 March but the Government announced it will be ending Covid rules a month early on 24th February.
National Executive Council By-Election - North West Region
21 February 2022
The report of voting for the above election is as follows:
Heart Unions Week: Usdaw campaign for shopworkers to have a proper break over Christmas and New Year continues
17 February 2022
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is celebrating achievements for members during Heart Unions Week, highlighting the benefits of trade union membership. Usdaw has long called for retail staff to have a proper break over the Christmas and New Year period. The union has secured legislation and negotiated improvements with employers, but there is much more to be achieved and the campaign continues.
Ending free tests and self-isolation rules, along with no masks is a triple whammy for Covid safety in stores says Usdaw
16 February 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is urging the Government not to end, next week, free test kits and the requirement to self-isolate. The union believes caution is still needed while infection rates and deaths are still high and is also calling for a new deal on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).