Date 10 May 2015 - For Immediate Release
UNION OF COUNTRY SPORTS WORKERS TO BE WOUND-UP
The Union of Country Sports Workers is being dissolved after a
decision taken in accordance with the Constitution at the
organisation’s Annual General Meeting held today (May 10) at
Speaking after the AGM, Chairman, Rob Lowe said: “Everyone
associated with UCSW can be proud of what has been achieved over
the last 18 years. Formed when hunting was the main focus of
attack we brought together all those employed in country sports.
All of us recognised that our way of life and the traditions of
the countryside were under threat.
“Taking our rightful place alongside those who participate in
country sports, we have made our voice heard loud and clear.
“UCSW has gone on over the intervening years to represent our
members in all manner of employment and housing issues or
potential legislation that impacts upon our jobs and way of
“Up to the very end, UCSW has helped those in need, and I like
to think fought against prejudice and for justice. There are
still problems in the employment sphere and the permanent risk
of bone headed legislation that has not been properly thought
“Essentially run by volunteers, the time has sadly come to
recognise that UCSW is no longer viable as a stand-alone
organisation. However, I must stress that I do not believe that
the threat to country sports or those who earn their living from
them, has vanished. Everyone must remain vigilant.”
UCSW was established in 1997 and officially certified as a
Listed Trade Union two years later.
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