The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has been representing and organising workers since August 2012. We are a democratic, worker-led union, all our achievements are thanks to volunteer work by dedicated members and supporters. Our funding comes from very low membership dues and donations and we need the help from volunteers to take some of the pressure off our active membership.
We’re looking for anyone who has a keen interest in employment law and workers’ rights. As a workers’ union we would hope and expect all our volunteers to have a strong, empathetic disposition towards social justice and the struggles of our members. It is of the utmost importance that you are an attentive listener and are able to put the interests of our members first. You would be expected to advise members, prepare for and represent them in grievance and disciplinary meetings and carry out research on relevant employment law and procedure. The position provides a tremendous learning opportunity with regard to UK employment law, the daily workplace problems faced by low paid migrant workers, the running of giant multinational facility management companies. You will also gain hands on experience in representing and defending union members.
The volunteer must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in law and be pursuing or have completed a postgraduate degree in law. A proven interest in employment law is essential. Any relevant employment law and/or representation experience is extremely advantageous. Also, any of the following would be seen as a plus: trade union experience, a post-graduate degree in law, ability to speak Spanish or Polish.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications from individuals that are unable to commit to a minimum of 3 working days a week, 9am to 5pm, for 3 months.
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