We, the organisers of the Legal Workers’ Trade Union, are encouraging people to join a Union in a bid to forge a unified profession and establish better working environments. We need to recognise that lawyers are workers too. We, as professionals have the responsibility to push the industry towards ensuring better working conditions are the norm rather than the exception.
We encourage all legal workers to join a trade union. Quite apart from the huge importance of a strong, central voice for the industry, workers stand to benefit in a variety of ways from union membership.
Workers in unions tend to earn more, receive more training and have better job security. Membership of a union also gives you access to the professional assistance that can help you negotiate better employment terms, like longer paternity/maternity leave or holiday entitlement.
Join the LWTU and become part of the fight for fairness and equality across the industry. Even if you are lucky enough to work in a positive and progressive workplace, your support will help empower the paralegal on less than minimum wage, the legal executive working an eighty-hour week, or the barrister earning £50 (and often much less) for their Saturday morning at the Magistrates’ Court.
Email us if you have any questions or if you want to get involved in organising your workplace: firstname.lastname@example.org