As part of our ongoing Regional GMB Young Members School's Campaign Joe Wheatley and Gareth Lewis (TUC) spoke to sixth form students at Carlton Bolling College today. The aim of the campaign is to inform and engage young students about the importance of joining a trade union when they enter the world of work. There was a lot of engagement from students especially regarding their rights at work at today's session. A large group came up at the end to grab TUC leaflets, GMB Young Members leaflets and many signed our "Wages Not Based On Ages" petition. #JoinAUnion#EducateAgitateOrganise#GMBYoungMembers#TUCYorkshire#TUC150
GMB Young Members in all regions have been out today campaigning for #WagesNotBasedOnAges They were asking people to contact their MP to request they attend the #LivingWageBill debate. Equal work should mean equal pay, irrelevant of age. Our regions young members spent the day in Leeds City Centre speaking to lots of people who signed our petition. Thanks to Damon, Ben and Joshua!
GMB Young Members Network are calling on the government to include under 25s in the National Living Wage (NLW). Can you help them by sending your MP an email/tweet and ask them to attend the #LivingWageBill on 6th July and vote to extend the NLW to all? Find out who your MP is at TheyWorkForYou.com Let's get young workers the pay they deserve!
The TUC have organised a "Print your own Placard" event tomorrow at the Art House in Wakefield from 11:00am - 3:00pm This will be a great, family friendly event where kids, parents, and anyone else can get stuck in choosing colours, phrases and pictures to customise your very own placard or poster to take away with you. And don't forget to bring it with you to the Banner March at Wakefield Cathedral the next day at 10am.
Statement from our General Secretary Tim Roache about the merger speculation between Asda/Sainsbury’s: “Our first priority is to safeguard the job of every single ASDA member, both in stores and in distribution. We are demanding an urgent meeting with ASDA to get the answers and assurances our members need and deserve. “GMB will be making sure the voices of supermarket workers are not lost amidst all the talk of mergers and acquisitions. We should never forget these companies’ empires are built upon the hard work of their employees. "Rest assured we will be exploring every available legal avenue to protect our members’ jobs." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-43933517#click=https://t.co/glSEdJFLaW
BIG WIN in our campaign to make sure those committing sexual assaults against emergency service workers will face tougher sentences. Ministers have bowed to our pressure. Thanks to this campaign, our frontline workers are one step closer to getting the protection they need and deserve at work. More >> http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/ambulance-victory-parliament
“How can you plan your life, pay the bills or feed your family when you are trapped on a zero hours contract?" Tim Roache on shocking new figures showing the Government's lack of action on insecure work - we need action NOW
Thanks to all the young members who came to our Network meeting yesterday and to GMB Birmingham YOUF for hosting us! We started the day by speaking to people in Birmingham city centre about the #LivingWageBill and our #WagesNotBasedOnAges campaign, as well as asking them to contact their local MP so they can support the bill in its Second Reading. If you want to find out more about our campaign, please get in touch with us via this page!