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.

RMT confirms Bob Crow funeral arrangements

Following the devastating news of the death of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow on Tuesday 11th March the union is able to confirm arrangements for both Bob’s funeral and the … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cleaning workers celebrate International Working Women’s Day

Around fifty cleaning workers, their families, and thirty supporters marched through Kingston, in south west London, on International Working Women’s Day (8 March), with red flags flying. We marched from … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

New dispute over zero-hour contracts, poverty pay and union recognition at the Royal Opera House

The Independent Workers Union (IWGB) is stepping up its campaign for justice for outsourced workers at the Royal Opera House employed by contractors MITIE and the Company of Cooks Ltd. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Urgent Appeal for Financial Solidarity

Dear brothers and sisters, The Independent Workers Union (IWGB) is issuing this urgent call for financial solidarity. Originating in the Justice for Cleaners campaign, the IWGB has been organising, cleaners, … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Draft motion: On International Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day is often about celebrating ‘inspiring’ women. One such woman, honored by Kingston University on its Wall of Fame, is Ruby McGregor-Smith of MITIE. Unbelievably, Ruby has … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Victory for the Royal Opera House cleaners!

MITIE has confirmed in writing that it has accepted the proposals of the IWGB on the London Living Wage for porters and cleaners at the Royal Opera House, and will … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

IWGB battle bus visits Parliament on the 2nd day of the strike

On day two of the strike, the battle bus took the picket on the road, crisscrossing London via a variety of locations – the UNISON building, the Guardian newspaper, Cofely GDF-Suez … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

IWGB strike action next week at the University of London

Outsourced workers at the University of London’s Central Administration, employed by Cofely GDF-Suez, will be striking this Monday to Wednesday, 27 to 29 January, 2014. The first and third days … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ken Loach calls for no-one to cross picket lines on BAFTA’s strike

“No-one should cross your picket lines. The union leaders must call on their members to show their solidarity with you by respecting your picket. BAFTA has a particular responsibility.” Award winning film director … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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