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GMB UNION ANNOUNCES THE SAD PASSING OF PRESIDENT MARY TURNER
 Union hail long time president as a ‘true giant of our movement’  Read more here  GMB Union sadly announce that President Mary Turner has passed away after a short illness. Mary has been a trade union activist for over 60 years, and was a much loved and hugely respected member of the GMB Union.  Born in Tipperary, Mary […] The post GMB UNION ANNOUNCES THE SAD PASSING OF PRESIDENT MARY TURNER appeared first on GMB Union....
NJC PAY CLAIM 2018-19
Following the GMB NJC Pay Consultation the GMB NJC Reps met on Tuesday 13/06/17. A detailed discussion took place with extensive report back on the regional pay consultations. The general consensus was to keep the NJC pay claim succinct for 2018/19.  Read more on this story The post NJC PAY CLAIM 2018-19 appeared first on GMB Union....
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SET FOR BIFRANGI
GMB members have voted for industrial action at Bifrangi (UK) Ltd’s Lincoln site. An overtime ban will begin at the specialist forge from February 13 following a three year freeze on workers’ wages.  Read more on this story In total, 90% of members who voted want action short of strike (overtime ban), 60% also voted for […] The post INDUSTRIAL ACTION SET FOR BIFRANGI appeared first on GMB Union....
GMB launches new Public Sector Pay Campaign
GMB has launched a new national campaign calling for an end to pay restraint and to break the public sector pay cap. click here for more   The post GMB launches new Public Sector Pay Campaign appeared first on GMB Union....
LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL SIGN UP TO DYING TO WORK CAMPAIGN
Jayne Davies, Branch Secretary, GMB North West & Irish Region says: Although the “Dying to Work” campaign was being promoted by the TUC, which was talked about at Congress, it was only when Richard Oliver of the GMB Midland and East Coast Region gave a presentation at the GMB  Northwest Justice conference on the 8th […] The post LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL SIGN UP TO DYING TO WORK CAMPAIGN appeared first on GMB Union....
PROTECT WORKERS’ RIGHTS
Rights for working people in Britain have been hard-won, often the result of decades of pressure from the labour movement. Brexit gives the Government the opportunity to undo all that work. Melanoie Onn has lodged a bill which seeks to protect in the strongest form of UK legislation all workers’ rights which are derived from […] The post PROTECT WORKERS’ RIGHTS appeared first on GMB Union....
VIC BAINES – R I P – REGIONAL PRESIDENT
Sadly, Vic passed away suddenly on Saturday, 31 December 2016, following a short illness. He was 74 years old. Vic had been a member of GMB for over 30 years and was a staunch activist, serving as Branch Secretary for Nottinghamshire General Branch, and actively involved in representing his members right up until his illness. He was a […] The post VIC BAINES – R I P – REGIONAL PRESIDENT appeared first on GMB Union....
SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD
GMB workplace representatives from Mansfield District Council recently organised a stand at the Civic Centre to promote ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ awareness. The event was supported by Lead convenor Norman Dixon, Tracy Stringfellow, Andy Humphries, James Palmer, Ted Perry (M15 committee member) and regional organiser Harry Harrison with Mansfield Central Branch donating 21 raffle […] The post SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD appeared first on GMB Union....
WAGES NOT BASED ON AGES
Our  Regional Young Members Committee submitted a motion to the National Young Members Summit last year, which has since been passed at TUC Congress 2016. We have now launched our campaign Wages Not Based On Ages, which is calling for an end to the discriminatory practice of age differentials. On the campaign website there is a […] The post WAGES NOT BASED ON AGES appeared first on GMB Union....
GOOLE BRANCH – NEW BANNER
The new Goole Branch Banner is unveiled: Names from left to right: Roy Pashley (auditor), Keith Moore (president) , Jacky Crawford, Kevin Duffy, Ken Cawthorn (auditor), Names from left to right: Kevin Duffy, Jacky Crawford, Keith Moore (president), Keith Wilson (secretary)                 The post GOOLE BRANCH – NEW BANNER appeared first on GMB Union....