We are an independent trade union who have their roots in representing migrant workers and have evolved to taking on the bosses of the so called gig economy and government regulators.
Workers in the so-called “gig economy” from Uber drivers to Deliveroo couriers are having their minimum wage, holiday pay and other employment rights systematically denied by being bogusly classified as independent contractors.
The IWGB is fighting and winning their rights as workers through campaigns and strategic legal action.
Outsourced cleaners, receptionists and security officers suffer from worse pay, terms and conditions than directly employed staff. These workers, who tend to be predominantly migrants, are also more likely to suffer from discrimination and bullying. The IWGB fights to right these wrongs, and where possible, to end outsourcing so that these workers can work directly for the client organisation.
Foster care workers in the UK have traditionally been denied all employment rights, from minimum wage to holiday pay and whistle-blowing protection. Consequently they have faced years of bullying and harassment on the part of their employers.
The IWGB is fighting in the courts and in Parliament to establish the employment rights of foster care workers and ensure a brighter future for all those in this vital profession.
Join us and have the baddest union in town behind you in your workplace.
The IWGB campaigns for long-lasting change in your workplace. The union creates real collective power among workers to ensure that their employers are held to account
IWGB reps and the legal team will make sure you are protected at work. Our team handles all kinds of cases, from workplace bullying to illegal deduction of wages... and we win
All our central union meetings are interpreted in Spanish, and the union supplies London-based English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to all members, that are absolutely free.
Enjoy seeing the fruits of your contribution, however big or small, on the front pages week after week after week.
Volunteer activists are the lifeblood of the IWGB. If you’d like to lend a hand, big or small, then just get into contact with us. Holding a placard, answering the phone, or lending us any of your professional skills - welcome to the family. If you’re already a member, then it’s easy to get more involved with your branch - give a shout to your rep, or contact an official.
Want to join one of the most dynamic unions in the UK? If you work in one of the sectors we represent, then click on the link below to become part of the battle to improve conditions for precarious workers
The companies are running scared. Changing the shape of the courier industry, from Deliveroo to CitySprint and many others
Demanding employment rights for foster care workers across the rest of the UK
Determined to secure employment rights to foster care workers in Scotland
You've read the headlines. We're changing the course of employment rights for private hire drivers for good
Giving a voice to security guards across London.
Representing security guards, cleaners, and all other workers at all colleges of the University of London
Fighting for a living wage and fair contracts for cleaners all over London, including the Royal Opera House and John Lewis
One of the newest branches of the IWGB determined to fight with electricians, electrical labourers, electrical mates, improvers, adult trainees, and apprentices for better conditions and treatment
One of the newest branches of the IWGB determined to fight with electrical workers for better conditions and treatment of electrical workers in Scotland
Advocating for workers rights and unionisation in game development
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Independent Workers Union of Great Britain
St Margaret’s House
15 Old Ford Road