Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is a worker-run union organising the unorganised, the abandoned and the betrayed.

The Royal Opera House workers ballot for strike action!

The Royal Opera House workers working for MITIE are in the process of voting to strike against the cutting of annual leave, for the reinstatement of Viviam Quisbert (fired for union … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Serco lawyers threaten legal action against the IWGB

SERCO lawyers have sent the IWGB a letter threatening us if we continue the campaign for justice in DELOITTE. This shows that they are scared! Our answer is unequivocal! We … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

New IWGB branch in the South West announced!

The South West Branch, IWGB (SW), is a trade union that is run by its members supported by competent, professional and knowledgeable representatives. Training courses with on-going professional support are available to any member who wishes to … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deloitte: Respect Your Workers

Following last Friday’s protest against Serco, the cleaning company employed at Deloitte HQ, two workers have been suspended on the grounds of causing criminal damage. The protest was against job … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sign the petition – pay John Lewis cleaners the living wage

The Living Wage is an hourly rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. It currently stands at £7.65 in the UK and £8.80 in London … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

IWGB Statement on Garden Halls Industrial Action

LATEST NEWS: Workers receiving redundancy and relocation letters are meeting to discuss next steps and potential legal action. Contact or see for more information. Three University of London … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mitie at the Royal Opera House issue intimidating letter to all staff

Mitie, the Royal Opera House’s cleaning contractor, has reacted to the IWGB raising problems over holiday pay and relating to bias by seeking to intimidate its staff out of striking … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

John Lewis responds to our letters

Please find below the reply we received from John Lewis and also the second letter we sent today. You can find our petition here, asking the board at John Lewis … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clifford Chance – please write in support of our cleaners

The IWGB are continuing to struggle against bullying, discrimination and the targeting of union activists at the headquarters of Clifford Chance, whose cleaning contract is run by the notorious Mitie. … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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