Wednesday 19th May – Senate House Workers Meeting — May 14, 2021

Wednesday 19th May – Senate House Workers Meeting

You are warmly invited to the first meeting of the year for those who are directly employed by the University of London in and around Senate House.  We aim to meet at regular intervals with our first meeting planned for Wednesday 19th May at 12.30 by Zoom.

The agenda will be a short but sweet welcome back.  So, bring your lunch and listen along or contribute to the meeting by phone, tablet or laptop.

We’ll send you the agenda early next week.  Meeting details below.

The IWGB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Subject: IWGB Senate House workers Meeting

Time: 19 May. 2021 12:30 London

Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 885 7757 8029

Access Code: 200439

Best wishes and see you there!

#KillTheBill IWGB Mobilisation meeting, Thursday 29 April, 6pm via Zoom — April 29, 2021

#KillTheBill IWGB Mobilisation meeting, Thursday 29 April, 6pm via Zoom

It’s time to mobilise and #KillTheBill! Join members from across your union for an online event to discuss mobilising to protest on May 1st and beyond.   The event will be Thursday 29 April at 6pm held via zoom.
We will discuss how the bill will affect members of the IWGB and the whole union. You can read more on the bill here.

As low paid workers, ignored and exploited, this bill is a direct attack on our right to protest and to tell the world about the injustices our members face.   Our victories at The University of London, at UCL and at Goldsmiths would have been impossible without our members standing together and protesting against their exploitation.

Join us to hear more about the bill and how we can beat it together. #We need YOU to stand with us again, and say NO to this bill!
February Branch Meeting / Reunión de la Rama de febrero — February 19, 2021

February Branch Meeting / Reunión de la Rama de febrero

Virtual Monthly Meeting for the Universities  of London Branch  

It’s our pleasure to invite all our members to our Monthly Branch Meeting on February 27th at 2 pm – via Zoom.  

We will be discussing the hard work we’ve all put in for such a long time, the challenges we face now and strategies for the future. Your involvement motivates us as we carry on working with you and helping you with your work-related problems. Your participation, your ideas and your suggestions help us to ensure our union remains democratic and representative. Every member has a voice and vote .   Come spend a moment with all the members of your Union️   We look forward to seeing you there!      Special invitation – Rama UoL   Join here !

Reunión Mensual Virtual de la Rama de la Universidades de Londres.  

Tenemos  el placer de invitarles a nuestra  Reunión Mensual de la Rama en día Sábado 27 de febrero a las 2pm por video conferencia –  Zoom.  

Hablaremos sobre el arduo trabajo que hemos  venido haciendo durante todo este tiempo, discutiremos los desafíos actuales y las estrategias para el futuro.   Tu asistencia nos motiva a seguir trabajando y ayudándoles con los problemas laborales. También tu presencia tus ideas y sugerencias nos ayudan a hacer un sindicato democrático y participativo . Cada miembro tiene voz y Voto en esta Reunión .   Ven a pasar un momento  en compañía de todos  los  miembros de tu Sindicato️   Juntos nos apoyamos y luchamos   ¡Te esperamos !   Invitación especial – Rama UoL .   Únete en este enlace a la Reunión

Our Chair Maritza on the BBC this week! — January 29, 2021


El Sindicato IWGB y la organización Settled te envitan a este importante taller sobre la salidad del Reino Unido de la Unión European este Sábado a las 2 pm por vídeo coferencia – Zoom .

-Informaremos sobre los nuevos cambios y políticas que entraran en vigencia, y como esto cambios pueden afectar a las personas con ciudadania Europea.
-Informaremos también como obtener asesoría y ayuda gratuita con la aplicación de la residencia la cual es obligatorio para permanecer en este pais, por lo tanto tienen que aplicar antes del 30 de junio del 2021 para permanecer en el Reino Unido legalmente.

No te puedes perder esta oportunidad de informarte y asesórate.

¡Te esperamos !

Saludos, Sindicato IWGB ❤️

Únete en este enlace!

Reunion ID: 848 5018 1023
Clave: 748968

Help spread the word about the University of Greenwich outsourced workers’ strike — December 4, 2020

Help spread the word about the University of Greenwich outsourced workers’ strike

Yesterday we announced the union has served notice of strike ballot on the University of Greenwich on behalf of the outsourced workers and support has flooded in.  

Hundreds of people have shared the announcement on Twitter and Facebook. And already we’ve raised over £500 for the outsourced workers’ strike hardship fund.  

Help spread the word about the campaign!


How can you help?

🐤 Retweet the announcement on Twitter

💻 Share the announcement on Facebook

📧 Forward this email to friends and colleagues

💸 Donate to the strike fund

✍️ Sign our petition calling for an end to outsourcing at UoG

If you have any ideas or want to get involved and support the campaign in any other ways, please get in touch via email at

We are building a movement to end outsourcing across London’s universities. Your support is vital to making that happen. Thank you for everything!

Hasta la victoria!

Charlie M

IWGB Universities of London

Support the IWGB UoL Fighting Fund — November 20, 2020

Support the IWGB UoL Fighting Fund

Last week we brought you news of the victory of our members the cleaners at the University of London, and of the ongoing campaign of our members at the University of Greenwich, who are fighting against racial discrimination in regard to the payment of bonuses for working during the pandemic and against the victimisation of their colleague Kingsley.   Our call to support our Fighting Fund to organise more campaigns like these raised nearly £1,000 so we’re well on the way to reaching our £5,000 target. 
Can you help us take the fight to university bosses and explotitive outsourcing companies?
Give £10 to our Fighting Fund!
Our membership is predominantly made up of BAME and migrant workers, who face the worst conditions in universities and (except where we have brought them in-house) are mostly outsourced to companies well known for their exploitation of workers!

We are organising and fighting with members at:

University College London (UCL)
University of London – Senate House
Greenwich University
Royal College of Art (RCA)

Your donation goes directly towards supporting more workers in more universities in London to organise and fight back against university bosses and exploitive outsourcing companies.
Election results and news from the AGM / Resultados de las elecciones y noticias de la Asamblea General — November 13, 2020

Election results and news from the AGM / Resultados de las elecciones y noticias de la Asamblea General

I am very proud to have been elected General Secretary of our great union to continue fighting to improve the working conditions of our members and defend their rights in every workplace.

I would like to congratulate all union officials who have been elected this year in each of the branches and the central union positions, and thank our staff for the amazing work they have been doing to represent and support our members.

The other newly elected officials are:

President – Alex Marshall

Vice-President – Catherine Morrissey

Treasurer – Arthur Salisbury

Women’s Officer – Hanna Beth Scaife

BAME Officers – Edward Wong and Emilse Ocampo

Branch Support Officer – Jamie Woodcock

The elections for Treasurer and Vice-President went to a postal ballot of all members. Arthur won the election for Treasurer with 72% of the vote and Catherine won the election for Vice-President with 84% of the vote. All the other elections were uncontested, so they were held at the AGM.

Jason Moyer-Lee’s time as General Secretary officially came to an end at the AGM. Watch his final speech.

Delegates voted in favour of a motion to allow all IWGB members the right to propose motions for consideration for debate at the AGM. For future AGMs, any member will be able to propose a motion and seek sponsorship from delegates. Read the full motion.

The IWGB will continue to be a light at the end of the tunnel for workers who continue to be denied basic employment rights, those ignored and marginalised who see this union as a beacon of hope.

In solidarity,

Henry Chango Lopez
IWGB General Secretary

Estoy muy orgulloso de haber sido elegido Secretario General de nuestro gran sindicato para seguir luchando por mejorar las condiciones de trabajo de nuestrxs miembrxs y defender sus derechos en todos los lugares de trabajo.

Quiero felicitar a todos lxs oficiales del sindicato que han sido elegidxs este año en cada una de las ramas y en los puestos del sindicato central, y agradecer a nuestro personal por el increíble trabajo que han estado haciendo para representar y apoyar a nuestrxs miembrxs.

Los otros oficiales recién elegidos son:

Presidente – Alex Marshall

Vicepresidenta – Catherine Morrissey

Tesorero – Arthur Salisbury

Oficial de Mujeres – Hanna Beth Scaife

Oficiales de Minorias Etnicas (BAME)– Edward Wong y Emilse Ocampo

Oficial de apoyo de rama – Jamie Woodcock

Las elecciones para Tesorero y Vicepresidente se hicieron por correo postal para todxs lxs miembrxs. Arthur ganó la elección para Tesorero con el 72% de los votos y Catherine ganó la elección para Vicepresidente con el 84% de los votos. Todas las demás elecciones no fueron disputadas, por lo que se celebraron en la Asamblea General.

El tiempo de Jason Moyer-Lee como Secretario General del IWGB terminó oficialmente en esta última Asamblea General. Mira su discurso final.

Lxs delegadxs votaron a favor de una moción para permitir a todxs lxs miembrxs de la IWGB el derecho a proponer mociones para su consideración en el debate de la Asamblea General. Para futuras Asambleas, cualquier miembrx podrá proponer una moción y buscar el patrocinio de lxs delegadxs. Lea la moción completa.

La IWGB seguirá siendo una luz de guía para lxs trabajadorxs a que se les siguen negando los derechos laborales básicos, lxs ignoradxs y marginadxs que ven a este sindicato como un faro de esperanza.

En solidaridad,

Henry Chango López

Secretario General de la IWGB

University of London cleaners win 10-year outsourcing battle — November 6, 2020

University of London cleaners win 10-year outsourcing battle

If you haven’t seen this week’s fantastic victory, which made news around the world, here’s the Guardian on our cleaners:

Outsourced cleaners at the University of London are celebrating victory in a 10-year battle to be recognised as staff, which involved strikes, and a boycott of the university’s Senate House complex supported by academics and politicians.

Since the start of this week the cleaners, who previously worked under contracts for outsourcing firms including OCS, Balfour Beatty and most recently Cordant, have been working as directly employed staff. The Independent Workers of Great Britain trade union which led the campaign said it was an achievement that had cost a lot in terms of stress and energy for the workers since they started to organise in 2010.

Read full article here.