Welcome to the Workers of England Trade Union

Living Wage

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage | advice and guidance

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker’s age and if they are an apprentice.


‘Made in Britain makes sense’: The factory sewing fastest fashion in middle of town

The Workers of England Union would like to to see more of this type of investment across England and the rest of the UK


Foreign owners in £90m windfall from UK rail

The following article in the Standard (13th February 2017) that  shows why the  Workers of England Union has campaign for more government involvement in UK rail.


Landmark Supreme Court victory ‘could affect millions of people’

A Coleraine woman denied payments from her late long-term partner’s occupational pension from Translink, should have access to the cash the Supreme Court has ruled.


Labour’s Great PFI Swindle & Tory Austerity threatens the survival of the English Health Service.

“The English Health Service is struggling under the massive PFI Debts left to them by the previous Labour Government and current Tory Austerity increase the financial burden even further. They both need to held to account”

 Stephen Morris, General Secretary

Zero-hours workers ‘£1,000 worse off a year’ than employees

Workers on zero-hours contracts lose an estimated £1,000 a year compared with employees doing the same work….


National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) Trawler men need their own English Minster to protect their fishing rights

We welcome the call  by the  National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) for an English Minister for Fisheries.


Employment law changes 2017

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017

Large compliance projects for data protection and gender pay gap reporting will dominate the HR agenda in 2017.


Bank of England spent £100K on summer party as country grappled with Brexit vote

A fortnight after the UK voted to leave the European Union,governor Mark Carney and around 2,500 Bank staff and their families partied at the annual summer sports day, spending £99,035 of tax payers’ money.










We do not use workplace representatives,

this makes our representatives truly independent.


What might an English Parliament look like? The Constitution Unit is consulting on the design options

The Workers of England Union campaigns for an English government which produces clearly stated policies for England.


Everything you need to know – What the Autumn Statement means for you

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said his first Autumn Statement “is focused on  preparing and supporting the economy as we begin writing a new chapter in our  country’s history”.


WEU comments on Philip Hammond’s investment programme

“The Workers of England Union campaigns for the abolition of the Barnett Formula because it leaves the English taxpayer financially worse off.


The firm which runs Manchester’s trams could lose the Metrolink contract from next year

General Secretary of the Workers of England Union, which represents some RATP Dev workers, said he was shocked that a document such as this had been made public before staff had been made aware.



The Workers of England Union are delighted to be able to report that the Union has won £25,000 damages for a member of the Union who suffered anti-English discrimination.


Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed

Landmark employment tribunal ruling states firm must also pay drivers national living wage and holiday pay with huge implications for gig economy


Christmas jobs up 24 per cent but average pay down £2 per hour

Twenty-thousand temporary Christmas jobs still need to be filled, but many are paying significantly less than last year