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31 March 2021
Shopworkers in Asda have won the latest stage in their fight for equal pay in a ruling that could lead to a £500 million compensation claim.
10 March 2021
In September 2018, Sainsbury's 'Band 2' workers were offered a contract that claimed "the future is great pay" as one of its "destinations"
3 March 2021
Amy Murphy, the outgoing president of the fourth-biggest Labour Party-affiliated trade union, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw), has been welcomed as a new member of the national steering committee of the left-wing Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).
24 February 2021
Usdaw held elections for union President and Executive Council with results being announced on Monday 15th February
3 February 2021
Members and supporters of the Usdaw Broad Left came together for a Zoom rally on 2 February in support of the Broad Left's candidates in the upcoming Usdaw shop and distribution workers' union elections for the executive committee (EC) and president
28 January 2021
Usdaw's executive decided to strip back the 2021 conference
20 January 2021
Almost five years since the £10 an hour minimum wage demand was adopted by Usdaw, Morrisons has become the first major company in which Usdaw represents workers, to accept the demand.
13 January 2021
With Covid decimating the retail sector, it is vital that Usdaw takes a lead in organising retail and distribution workers in supermarkets, high street chains and smaller, independent businesses.
13 January 2021
Over the last few months, retail has been vying with schools for the top spot for Covid-19 outbreaks
9 December 2020
Hospitality: Understaffed and underpaid, now it's got worse: Bar worker John Williams, a Socialist Party member in Cardiff, spoke at a protest to oppose the pay freeze in the public and private sector on 5 December.
2 December 2020
The three days leading up to the England-wide lockdown were a taste of things to come, with shoppers flooding to the high street to squeeze in Christmas shopping.
11 November 2020
The news of over 3,000 job cuts will have been a bombshell to many Sainsbury's and Argos workers
4 November 2020
It is vital now more than ever that a fighting programme be put forward in the shopworkers' union
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.
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