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.

IWGB to strike at Bloomberg – Monday 23rd, 24th, 25th February

Monday 23rd, 24th, 25th February Speech and Rally at 12pm, Picket lines form at 7am Location: Bloomberg Headquarters, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ Bloomberg is a leading distributor of financial information, news and ideas. … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Barbican Centre strike ballot

IWGB members at the Barbican Centre working as Security Officers, Inspectors, Receptionists and Controllers are balloting for strike action over their demand for a pay increase to £12 per hour. … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bloomberg Cleaners prepare to strike

The struggle of the cleaners at Bloomberg continues! Although they have secured the London Living Wage, there was a 100% YES vote for strike action for 3 days: 23rd, 24th … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Victory at LSHTM!!!!!

After receiving notice from the IWGB before Christmas, on 30th January, one day before the IWGB deadline expired, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine made an offer to its outsourced … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

BURBERRY REGENT STREET FACES CLEANERS’ 48 HOUR STRIKE FOR LIVING WAGE

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
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