Monzo Workers Union

An interesting development!

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Fabulous! I’m a huge fan of a union. Having someone to advocate for you when you can’t is the best.

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Amazing, fully suppport and I hope the exec team support this move too

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Absolutely! UCU were great when my employer was being a bit difficult about absences due to an underlying health condition.

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That is good news. I hope nothing has happened to terms to trigger it.

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They really need one there. The internal council do some good things, but I’m just glad there’s a bigger push for a recognised one now.

A lot needs to change I feel.

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What sort of thing?

It wouldn’t be fair of me to go into detail of everything I felt needed changing or improving for a colleague point of view, including pay and hours.

Going from Britain’s biggest bank to monzo, I probably had it really good, and the two unions at Lloyds, on paper, did a lot of good things for us, especially through the pandemic.

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Can any current Monzo employees let us know how we, as customers, can best support their unionisation efforts?

I hope management understand how much goodwill they will demolish if they refuse voluntary recognition.

Solidarity!

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I’d be very surprised if the management team refused. I guess we’ll see; but I’d expect a statement saying they welcome the move.

They (management) always said you’re free to join a Union, but my sense was they couldn’t be arsed with the effort behind it all, and just didn’t want the agro or to have to put money into it.

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Well that is sort of fair, it’s for the employees not the employer to organise and put to the employer really. It’s the employees voice after all.

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Probably a good move. I’d imagine Monzo is pushing through “five year startup pains” (no knowledge this is the case but it’s typically around this point in a startup) and this will help guide them i’d imagine in what could, or should, happen next in terms of employee structure and support.

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That’s excellent news, well done to the employees and hopefully Monzo management will not cause any issues.

It’s a fundamental right to be able to unionize and collectively solve problems and I am really happy to see more people at non traditional industries going that way.

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That’s great news! I’d be surprised if management team refused although it’s been a day since the announcement and so far Monzo seems to be on a media blackout which is odd given how much they tend to post on social media and for some reason they don’t seem to be engaging with this? I wonder how they will try to spin this around. I hope this is positive for the people working there and that management gets behind it, the longer Monzo waits to reply publicly the bigger the risk of customers turning away…

Customers aren’t going to turn away because Monzo didn’t publicly comment on a Tweet from an account with under 3000 followers about an issue which is of little relevance to customers.

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Indeed. If even potential anti-union sentiment were a customer turn off, Starbucks and Amazon would be out of business by now. And yet, doesn’t seem to have done them much harm.

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:+1:

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Disagree with you, lots of people have sought alternatives to the services described, even if it’s a small amount of customers, it’s probably the type of customer who does manage their money in Monzo due to their ethos credentials rather than the type of customer who just uses Monzo while they go abroad.

Disagreeing with lots of ‘if’ and ‘probably’ with nothing to back it up even though you say people HAVE sought alternatives. Question - do you honestly believe people have switched bank because Monzo didn’t publicly comment on a tweet? Come on now!

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