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25 June 2014
I work for Tesco in a busy city centre shop. Sales figures in my shop are high, but morale is low. Like all retail workers, we are underpaid
14 May 2014
Usdaw's 2014 Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM) opened to a backdrop of announcements of job losses and cuts in Tesco
30 April 2014
From 4 to 7 May, around 1,000 reps and activists in shop and distribution workers' union Usdaw will meet for our Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM) in Blackpool, writes an ADM delegate.
4 December 2013
The government's various workfare schemes force jobseekers to work for a company while being paid only their benefits
8 May 2013
If you attended this year's shopworkers' union annual delegate meeting you would have been forgiven for thinking you had walked into a Labour rally
24 April 2013
As Usdaw delegates descended on Blackpool for our ADM (conference), Morrisons have announced 689 job losses across its 490 stores as a result of introducing new technology into cash offices
17 April 2013
No ifs, no buts...: The death of Thatcher has revealed the deep class polarisation that existed under her governments and still exists in British society, writes Rob Williams, Socialist Party industrial organiser.
9 January 2013
In less than four weeks, over 150 drivers at a Sainsbury's depot have chosen to cancel their membership with Usdaw and transfer to Unite
20 December 2012
Robbie, a longstanding comrade in the Socialist Party and a leading activist in Usdaw, was at the forefront of workers' battles
28 August 2012
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11 May 2012
As public sector workers fight to defend their pensions by inspiringly taking strike action, one large private sector employer has managed to waive through pension changes without so much as a whimper from the shopworkers' union Usdaw
18 April 2012
Time to fight the attacks on pay and working conditions: From workfare to Sunday trading hours, to shop closures and redundancies, issues affecting the retail sector have featured prominently in the national news over the last few months, writes an Usdaw member.
8 February 2012
Responding to the news that Unilever management has agreed to engage in ACAS talks, officers of the joint trade unions - Unite, Usdaw and GMB - make the following statement
12 December 2011
Unilever workers across the country took strike action on Friday 9th December against thousands of pounds being slashed from their pensions
30 November 2011
Activist is the paper of Socialist Party members in the shop workers' union Usdaw. Recently it carried an article explaining how, after 12 years, Robbie Segal has decided not to stand for re-election...
15 September 2011
This weekend I received the latest issue of Arena, the USDAW membership magazine. The editorial by the General Secretary, John Hannett, discusses the impact of the recent riots on shop workers.
6 May 2009
Socialist Party members at Usdaw conference this year got a lot of support, with shopworkers flocking to congratulate Robbie Segal on her 40.6% result in the general secretary elections earlier in the year, writes Alex Gounelas.
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