It’s an unfortunate fact that in industries across the UK, employers are threatening redundancies. Facing possible redundancy can be a scary, lonely situation. That’s why it’s important to be a member of a union like the IWW.

We do the work that makes companies successful. We’re the ones who provide the public services. Those of us who work in charities don’t do it to become rich; we do it cause we care.

It’s our labour that makes the entire economy function and the IWW won’t allow the cost of the crisis to be taken out on us. We’ll fight for every job and, if redundancies are made, we’re not going to settle for just the statutory minimum.

If your employer has proposed redundancies or you’re concerned they might, contact the IWW. The London IWW runs a one-hour redundancy law training. It covers everything you need to know:


  • Statutory requirements in terms of notice period and redundancy pay
  • Individual vs. collective redundancies consultations
  • Relevant caselaw
  • How employers keep to the letter of the law while avoiding genuinely engaging with staff – and how to fight back!
  • What advice and support the union can offer
  • How to campaign against job cuts and for an improved redundancy package


You don’t need to be a member of the IWW to attend.  If you’re a worker who’s facing redundancy, contact us today and we’ll arrange an online training for you and your workmates:

london.organiser [at] iww [dot] org [dot] uk

For those who work in language school, contact the IWW TEFL Workers’ Union at tefl [at] iww [dot] org [dot] uk