Our Principles

Organise's mission is to give everyone the tools, network and confidence we need to improve our lives at work. Our principles guide how we work together and how we interact with one another across the network of over a million members.

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"We’ve been tolerating the low pay for so long, it’s so good we’re finally doing something about it."

Waterstones Bookseller, Organise member #812674
OUR principles
Organise's mission is to give everyone the tools, network and confidence we need to improve our lives at work. Our principles guide how we work together and help us decide how we seed and grow ideas and interact with one another across the network.

We are a worker-driven network, united in our shared mission of making working life better for everyone.

We stand together in our vision for a world in which decent, fairly paid work is available and accessible to all, and where all of us are treated with dignity and respect at work. We build each other up and help each other win change at work because we know that a victory for one of us is a victory for all of us. The more we win, the stronger we become.

We trust each other.

We operate from a place of mutual trust and confidence in each other. If one of us says they're having a tough time at work and something needs to change, we believe them. We ask constructive questions about how we can help, instead of questioning whether we should. We operate in good faith and assume good faith in each other.

We share our knowledge, our power and our resources with one another.

We know that the more we share with each other, the more powerful we become as a collective. We're never afraid to ask for help when we need it, and we give back when we can.

We collaborate.

We know there's strength in numbers, and we're always up for working with other groups that share our values towards a common goal. Our priority is getting the work done - not winning the praise. We reach out when we think we can help, and we welcome offers of support and requests for help from others.

Our strength is rooted in our network.

We organise together to share good ideas, call out bad bosses and unsupportive workplaces, and change unfair laws. We grow our power by talking to our colleagues, families, and friends, and we always have each other's backs.

Our network is a broad collective.

We welcome people from all walks of life into our network. Our different experiences of work and life make us stronger. We recognise that many types of work today - from household work, to care work, to thousands of different kinds of socially valuable volunteer work - are currently unpaid and underappreciated in our society. We also recognise that some of us are unable to work due to disability or illness, and some of us are retired. Regardless of our circumstances, all of us are valued and anyone is welcome to join our team - so long as they treat one another with kindness and respect, and believe in our shared aim of making better work a reality for all of us.

We dream big.

The limits of our imagination are the limits of what we can achieve together. We don't ask "can this happen?" but rather "how can we make this happen?". We always strive for better and we don't settle for less than what we deserve when it comes to winning better work for all of us.

Anyone can take the lead.

Any member of Organise can start a petition, open letter or survey about work. We are all experts in our own lives at work, and each of us has something valuable to bring to the collective table. Any one of us can be a leader, and we value good ideas and lived experience over bureaucracy and hierarchy. We have a bias for action and we're always looking for new ways to reach our goals.

We learn and grow together.

Our collective aim of achieving good work for all is a huge, world-changing one. We know there will be challenges and set-backs along the way of realising this vision. We encourage boldness, courage and experimentation in our work. We view honest mistakes as a learning opportunity and feedback as a gift. We hold each other accountable and we suggest improvements where we see an opportunity for them.

We celebrate the small stuff.

We set big, bold goals for our network, but we also remember to celebrate progress and mark the small victories along the way. We recognise and value each other's work and build confidence in our own power and the collective power of our network.

The Organise Network Principles are a living document. As our network grows and evolves, so will our principles - and any one of us is welcome to give feedback and contribute to shaping our principles.


Here's what our members say about taking action on Organise

"It gives me a chance to make a difference, also hope in a time when things are very difficult. Organise meant we could connect with others who had also been told to 'retrain in cyber' - now I can keep doing the job I love."

Organise member #419312

"As a disabled person I find the idea of going on a protest difficult but I still like to be kept informed on issues I could help wit and be able to influence decision makers by emailing, signing petition and answering polls where I can."

Organise member #82731
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Each action gets us closer to our vision of a world where decent, fairly paid work is available and accessible to all, and where all of us are treated with dignity and respect at work.

Whether you’re a retail assistant calling for at least three people on shifts in case of an accident, or a self-employed mum campaigning to change the law around parental leave. Together we’re a powerful network who stand up for each other and win positive change in our working lives.

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