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14 October 2020
At the behest of General Secretary Paddy Lillis, the national executive committee of Usdaw, the retail and distribution union, has overturned its previous decision to delay the elections (see 'Usdaw elections: Defend members' right to participate' at socialistparty.org.uk)
30 September 2020
During the Covid-19 pandemic, members of Usdaw have been hit hard
16 September 2020
Hundreds of trade unionists have signed an open letter to Ikea demanding sacked Usdaw union rep Richie Venton be reinstated
9 September 2020
Trade unionists held a solidarity demo outside of Ikea Braehead in Glasgow, demanding the reinstatement of sacked Usdaw rep Richie Venton, and the reinstatement of sick workers' wages.
2 September 2020
Glasgow Ikea worker, trade union rep and Usdaw executive committee member Richie Venton has been sacked for opposing the company's sick pay policy of removing wages from those forced to self-isolate with Covid-19, putting them on the measly £95 a week statutory sick pay instead
22 July 2020
Government action is confused, contradictory, late, and fundamentally flawed.
22 July 2020
On 17 July protests were held in London, Leeds, Bradford, Plymouth and Glasgow, organised by Usdaw members and supported by activists from the wider trade union movement.
1 July 2020
Leaked reports emerged in mid-June that the government was looking at relaxing Sunday trading legislation for a year
24 June 2020
The shop workers' union, Usdaw, recently launched its 'New Deal for Workers' campaign
17 June 2020
Since rumours emerged in the media about the government considering a one-year relaxation of Sunday trading regulations, the leadership of retail workers' union Usdaw has finally started moving into action
17 June 2020
Supporters of the National Shop Stewards Network held protests outside Debenhams stores in Leeds, London, Plymouth and Southampton against the company's savage cuts to jobs and stores, as part of a day of action called by members of the retail workers union, Usdaw.
10 June 2020
Johnson announced a wider opening of non-essential retail on 15 June.
10 June 2020
As a warning of the coming recession we are now entering, Debenhams went into administration in April last year, with 22 stores closing, and all but 39 of the remaining stores having rent reductions
6 May 2020
Among the slew of retail companies entering administration, Debenhams has the highest profile, not least for only recently coming out of administration after closures, write Socialist Party members in Usdaw.
29 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic throws up its own unique problems and challenges which cannot wait until after the lockdown has ended, writes Ryan Aldred, Usdaw Plymouth and district general branch secretary (personal capacity).
27 April 2020
Click here to go to the latest issue of the Activist, the bulletin of Socialist Party members in shop workers' trade union Usdaw
26 April 2020
The attitude of B&M Bargains management has been 'business as usual'. Some staff are furloughed, often in stores in shopping centres which have closed anyway, and some admin staff.
15 April 2020
In my workplace, the worry of deteriorating safety is becoming constant - and it is well-founded, writes Connor O'Farrell, warehouse worker and Usdaw union member.
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