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.


6th – 7th February Burberry 121 Regent Street London, W1 4TB One of the London’s most iconic luxury fashion brands will be facing a 48 hour strike accompanied with loud … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

BAFTA Awards to be rocked by Cleaners & Porters’ Strike Action

Porters and Cleaners organised in Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union prepare to bring red flags to the red carpet, disrupting this year’s BAFTA award ceremony with industrial action … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

IWGB issued with Certificate of Independence

After what seemed like an age of bureaucratic procrastination, the IWGB has finally been issued with its Certificate of Independence by the Certification Officer. For any doubters – it’s in black … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

6 Ways to Build a Labour Movement Fit for the 21st Century

Cowed by anti-strike legislation introduced in the 1980s, British trade unions mostly retreated to the comfort zone ofsocial partnership following their large-scale industrial defeats in the 1980s. Since the financial … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Lewis cleaners and the fight for the living wage

The cleaners at John Lewis are the latest in a surge of grassroots worker-run initiatives fighting for the London Living wage reports Matt Bonner Last Saturday, department store chain John … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Protesters call for fair wages for cleaners at John Lewis

On the 3rd of January 2015 protesters arrived outside John Lewis on Oxford St at 2pm. At the last protest 3 members were arrested by the police, and this time … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

IWGB calls on Royal College of Music to implement London Living Wage immediately

The IWGB has written to the head of the Royal College of Music in London demanding the immediate implementation of the London Living Wage for the college’s outsourced workers. Cleaner … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

IWGB calls for equal sick pay, holidays, and pensions for outsourced workers at LSHTM

In the latest of a wave carefully planned of pre-Christmas campaign salvos, the IWGB has served notice to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that it faces … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

IWGB members arrested at John Lewis demo – massive press coverage

There’s been widespread press coverage of the IWGB Living Wage demonstration at John Lewis on Saturday: Stop playing Scrooge, John Lewis told – The Times Cleaners hold Christmas protest for … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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