Statement of Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Workers of England Union is a membership based organisation that endeavours to protect your individual rights and the rights of the workers of England. The Workers of England Union believes individuals who contribute towards a prosperous, equal and safe working environment should receive recognition, respect and justified rewards for their hard work. The Workers of England Union recognises that the workers of England are made up of individuals from all over the world who have decided to settle and live in England. The Workers of England Union believes all of them are entitled to fairness, respect and dignity.

The Workers of England Union accepts and recognises its responsibility as a trade union to actively pursue the above and will continue to promote a prosperous society within a democratic England where employers and employees work closer together.

To accomplish this, The Workers of England Union believes it needs to actively involve and support its members because we know we have a stronger chance of implementing positive change if we have one voice. These changes are individual to every work place and below are a few examples where we can make a difference.

Better pay
Improved childcare
Realistic working patterns
The elimination of poor health and safety standards
Establishing mutual respect by both employer and employee
Taking action against racial and sexual discrimination
Combating bullying and harassment in the workplace
Representation with legal advice and assistance

Always remember our ultimate aim is to enhance and improve the lives of the workers of England. The Workers of England Union has members working in every part of the English economy. These members are men and women, young and old, retired, working full time or part time. The Workers of England Union has a diverse membership and all are working towards one aim, FAIRNESS FOR ALL

6 Comments on "Statement of Purpose"

  1. Mike Merriman | 24/08/2015 at 8:20 am |

    Hello. I’m a warehouse operitive with one of the biggest companys in the UK. Am I entitiled to join the union? Thanks in advance

    • We are a General Union and represent members in all kinds of industries, whilst you mention you work for one of the biggest company’s in the UK our aim is to represent Workers in England who do not have a collective voice.

  2. TERENCE LATTER | 06/04/2018 at 11:54 am |

    HI.
    THE BUS COMPANY THAT I WORK FOR HAS STATED THAT IT WILL START RANDOMLY DOWN LOADING CCTV.
    TO VIEW AND ASSESS THE DRIVER.IF THEY SEE ANYTHING THAT BREACHES COMPANY POLICY,DISCIPLINARY
    ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.IS THIS LEGAL.

    • They can only download cctv if there is a justifiable reason for doing so, i.e customer compliant or incident. An employer can’t just go trawling through CCTV on the hope of finding something they can use against you.

  3. Craig Middleton | 29/04/2019 at 5:06 pm |

    Hello there, I work for Stagecoach south East based in East Sussex, I’m looking at leaving “UNITE” as after my latest disciplinary action against me even though cctv was available and proved me innocent of the alleged complaint I was still awarded a punishment of 6 months advisory on my file, I appealed this and the person that heard my case, looked at the cctv & back on my previous D.Ps and although these were spent and from the previous year, she lumped these all together and told me my manager for this incident in her opinion was to lenient and would up hold the decision.
    I’m wondering if your union would be any different?
    Unfortunately I feel because my reps at my depot are full time drivers and have no legal knowledge & get taken of the road to cover union work & the fact I feel their to close to management to truly help their members.
    I guess you could say I’m a bit sceptical of unions because of my past dealings with “the unite” union.
    How could you convince me your different.
    Thanks for listening and reading this.
    Craig Middleton

    • Hi Craig,

      Our union is very different from the main unions. Our reps are completely independent from your company and only get paid from our members subscriptions, so it is important for them to be well trained and be able to represent members to the best of our abilities to retain that membership.

      Besides the regular training our Representatives receive they also gain experience from representing employees in all sectors of industry, this interaction with different Managers, and HR Departments, and in different industries helps them in each and every case they deal with.

      This sets us apart from other unions who will use a workplace Representative, these Representatives get their salary from the employer whether they do a good job or not, their scope is limited to the depot or workplace they are based, and in the industry their company works.

      There will always be a question mark over a workplace Representative 1. Are they too friendly with management, are they getting the best duties/shifts. or 2. Do they use their position, and employees cases, to have a gripe at the company and not focus solely on the employees case. This can be a no win situation so we take that away and have independent Representatives who’s sole aim is to get the best for the employee.

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