Welcome to the Union of Country Sports Workers website, the only listed Trade Union dedicated to country sports employees.
JOIN US whether you are
employed in or a supporter of country sports.
The UCSW represents all those employed in the country sports industry and their ancillary trades including:
|Gamekeepers, beaters, gun dog trainers, gunsmiths, game dealers, pickers up,
farriers, grooms, livery workers, hunt staff, terriermen, fencers, saddlers,
vets, B&B’s, farmers, cooks, accountants,
point-to-point trainers, racing yards, jockeys,
fishermen, river wardens and bailiffs,
falconry, mole catchers
and pest controllers.
- Advisory service including
employment & housing issues
- Personal Injury Claims
- Membership Magazine and
- Membership from just £15 per
Contact us: UCSW, PO Box 129, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 2HX
Tel: 01295 712719
UCSW URGES ALL SHOOTERS TO COMPLETE A
EUROPEAN-WIDE FIREARMS QUESTIONNAIRE
The European Commission is now becoming
increasingly concerned about gun crime. In a bid to reduce the
amount of gun crime across Europe, the Commission is currently
asking the public if they feel the need for increased gun
controls across the continent through their consultation
entitled: “A common approach to reducing the harm caused by
criminal use of firearms in the EU”. The consultation involves
completing an online questionnaire with multiple choice
questions by 17th June 2013. Taking part will only take a few
minutes of your time.
UCSW urges all shooters to complete this online European-wide
firearms questionnaire by choosing Option 1 for all answers
given. Most of the multiple choice questions are biased and the
results could be used to gain legitimacy from ‘public opinion’
in order to further restrict the legal acquisition and
possession of civilian firearms. There is no link between the
legal ownership of firearms and the illicit trafficking of
firearms. To respond, follow the link:
ALLEN - UCSW COMMITTEE MEMBER
On 19 February 2013, Matt Allen, farrier and UCSW
Committee Member since
2008, was kicked
by a horse whilst at work and has been in a critical condition
Birmingham ever since. He is continuing to make progress but,
mainly sustained head injuries, his recovery is
to take time.
Many of you who have visited our show stand over the past number
of years will have met Matt as he provided the farriery
demonstrations and brought along his collection of horse bones
to enlighten visitors.
We continue to watch his progress and wish him all the very best
with his recovery but in the meantime we would like to offer
UCSW members the chance to support him and his family whilst
they are going through this traumatic period.
If you would
like to contribute to the fund set up for Matt please
click on this
Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to: “UCSW –
Matt Allen” to: UCSW, PO Box 129, Banbury, OX17 2HX, which we
will then send to
If you would like to include your name and a message with your
donation, we will pass these on to Matt
LEAD SHOT - UCSW is a member of FACE-UK.
HERE to read their
position regarding lead shot.
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Photographs by kind
courtesy of Nigel Housden (www.pinsharpphotography.co.uk)