STUC Congress 2022: Usdaw calls for action on mental health at work and protection of shopworkers
22 April 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation of members attending the annual Scottish Trades Unions Congress (STUC) conference in Aberdeen from 25 to 27 April. Usdaw is raising the link between poor work and mental health problems, along with the need to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse.
With RPI at 9% Usdaw calls on the Chancellor to take immediate steps to tackle the cost of living crisis
22 April 2022
Shopworkers’ trade union leader Paddy Lillis has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling on the Government to immediately take the following three key measures to tackle the cost of living crisis:
Sainsbury's and Argos increase pay rates for Argos retail workers in outer London to £11.05
08 April 2022
Following the pay review in January, which saw retail trade union Usdaw secure at least £10 per hour for Sainsbury’s and Argos shopworkers, the company and the union have been reviewing the current inner and outer London bandings and pay rates.
Tesco pay deal: Usdaw breaks through £10 per hour rate in major step forward for the union’s New Deal for Workers campaign
07 April 2022
Following negotiations between representatives from retail trade union Usdaw and leading supermarket Tesco, the new pay deal will see a new minimum pay rate of at least £10.10 per hour for Tesco shopworkers in a ground-breaking pay deal. The deal is another step forward for the union’s New Deal for Workers campaign.
Today’s feeble rise in Statutory Sick Pay is an insult to working people says Usdaw
06 April 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw continues to call for reform to Statutory Sick Pay following the Government announcing a mesely £3 rise to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) that will take it to just £99.35 a week.
Co-op works in Partnership with Usdaw to Launch an Enhanced Menopause Policy
05 April 2022
The Co-op launched a menopause support guide to all of its 4,500 managers across Co-op food stores, funeral homes, legal services and insurance businesses to help more women access menopause support in the workplace.
Universal Credit uprating goes nowhere near the help low-paid workers need to deal with the cost of living crisis says Usdaw
04 April 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has condemned today’s 3.1% uprating of Universal Credit in the face of RPI inflation running at 8.2%, the highest for over 30 years. The union is calling for a fundamental review of our social security system to provide a proper safety net and help make work pay.
Minimum wage increase not enough in a cost of living crisis says Usdaw
01 April 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is disappointed that low-paid workers will not receive a minimum wage increase that will provide a wage they can live on. Today’s increase in the so-called National Living Wage to £9.50 an hour doesn’t meet Usdaw’s call for £10 per hour immediately or the real living wage rate of £9.90.
TUC Young Workers Conference 2022: Usdaw raises issues around automation and mental health
31 March 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation of members attending the annual TUC Young Workers Conference this weekend at Congress House in London. Usdaw is raising increasing automation and the potential impact on jobs, along with the mental health of young workers.
Government crime report confirms Usdaw findings on the scale of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers
30 March 2022
A Home Office report has found that attacks against shopworkers significantly increased during the pandemic, with high levels of verbal abuse, threats and violence. This is in line with the findings in Usdaw’s own survey and the Association of Convenience Stores’ annual crime report.