31 December 2012
Over 100 members of the Usdaw union at the Sainsbury’s distribution centre in Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, have defected to the Unite union.
09 December 2011
Over 2,000 workers at nine factories, two research and development facilities and one IT office are on strike today (Friday) to defend their pensions at manufacturing multinational Unilever. They are members of the Unite, GMB and Usdaw unions.
07 October 2008
Members of the Usdaw union working at the bookmakers Ladbrokes call centre in Aintree held a second 24-hour strike last Sunday to protest against their below-inflation pay offer of 3 percent.
26 August 2008
Ladbrokes workers walk out
Some 200 workers at Ladbrokes telebetting call centre in Aintree on Merseyside struck last Saturday. The Usdaw union members rejected a 3 percent pay offer.
06 May 2008
Delegates gathered at the Usdaw shop workers’ union conference in Blackpool last week. There was notable anger against Labour, especially around Gordon Brown’s removal of the 10p tax rate.
08 October 2005
Last week saw two days of strike action by over 2,000 Co-operative Insurance Society financial advisers, writes Geoff Brown. Around 500 attended a rally in Manchester journeying from as far afield as Aberdeen and Plymouth. The workers’ Usdaw union is maintaining the fight against changes to contracts that could mean earnings are reduced by up to 30 percent.
07 February 2004
STRIKE ACTION by workers at Sainsbury's distribution depot in Haydock forced the company to increase its pay offer. The workers, members of the Usdaw union, voted to accept the deal which brings their pay up to £7.60 an hour, with shift allowances on top. The vote was 426 for the deal, and 218 against.