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GMB Calls On Focus Academy Trust And The Government To Do What’s Right By Special Guardians
GMB, the Union for Foster Carers, has called on Focus Academy Trust to rethink its decision to deny one of their members of school support staff pay for a period of time when she was left unable to work due to taking into care her brother....
GMB UNION MEMBERS OVERWHELMINGLY REJECT NHS PAY OFFER
87% of GMB’s NHS members in England, have voted to reject the three year pay deal for NHS and ambulance workers....
GMB AMBULANCE WORKER WHO SUFFERED ASSAULT THEN INSPIRED CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE LAW GIVEN AWARD
Sarah Kelly prompted GMB Protect the Protectors campaign to introduce tougher sentence for those who attack emergency service workers....
£24 Million For Lifelong Learning
SHADOW EDUCATION SECRETARY REVEALS £24 MILLION PROMISE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING FUND AT GMB CONGRESS...
GMB Congress 2018
500 delegates representing 642,000 GMB members from all parts of the UK and Ireland and from every sector meet to discuss the industrial, economic and political agenda of the third largest trade union....
GMB UK MAIL DRIVERS FURIOUS OVER FURTHER ATTACKS TO PAY
This new attack on pay will leave some drivers earning less than £5.00 per hour which is way below the National Living Wage says GMB...
Nestlé Trade Unions Call For Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Nestlé’s success has been built up over 150 years, based on an approach rooted in sustainability at all levels, including social, environmental and economic. In 2017, Nestlé announced a share buyback programme, increased structural cost savings and set its first-ever profit margin target, all in response to the inflated financial expectations of the activist shareholder community. The change in direction announced by Nestlé is an apparent rejection of sustainability and puts the future at risk. The power of Nestlé in recent years has been to invest in new products and development, in research and innovation and to promote the development of a skilled workforce in cooperation with trade unions. Even during the financial crisis, Nestlé’s strategy was to invest and to promote the virtuous circle, resulting in more job stability, good industrial relations, better working conditions and a safer workplace. The effects of Nestlé’s new approach are already being felt: job losses, pressure on wages, terms and conditions, more workplace stress due to increased workloads, job insecurity and consequences to worker health and safety and to food quality and food safety. Nestlé will dispose of categories and businesses that do not perform to expectation. Is this a smart approach? The virtuous circle has turned into a vicious circle. The vicious circle means 20% profit returns now, followed by 25% and later 30%. How far can the quest for profitability go until there is nothing left for investments, including in workers? We expect innovation and investment in our workforce – not the short-termism that is being proposed by Nestlé management. The IUF and its affiliates pledge full support to all affiliates in their actions to defend Nestlé’s continued sustainability. Solidarity is the key to success....
GMB ISSUES WARNING OVER ASDA-SAINSBURY'S ‘SUPERMARKET SWEEPSTAKE’
Union warns a ‘bargain basement' deal could risk gambling with 330,000 people’s futures - as workers kept in dark on grocery merger....
GMB to Lobby Doncaster NHS Board Meeting Over Plans To Outsource Hospital Services
GMB, the union for NHS workers across the UK, will hold a demo outside of Doncaster Royal Infirmary on Monday, 30th April, at the same time as the Trust’s board meet to discuss a feasibility study which if put into action will mean services at the Trust will be transferred to a wholly owned subsidiary....
We must remember the dead and fight for the living says Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield
GMB offices across the region fell silent today to remember the dead and fight for the living as the World commemorates International Workers’ Memorial Day....
NHS Pay Offer
GMB, the NHS Union, begins a national ballot on the NHS pay offer for 2018-21. The pay offer only applies to NHS Employers in England....
GMB MAYBOTS DESCEND ON LEEDS FOR NHS RALLY
This is a critical time to take to the streets and insist the Government stops wrecking our NHS and invest in hard-working loyal staff....
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS PAY OFFER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED
Agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the NJC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019....
Welcome to GMBmatters - Our March News Update for GMB Members
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DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WITHDRAW PAYMENT OF THE FOUNDATION LIVING WAGE HITTING THE LOWEST PAID SAYS GMB
These workers have shown nothing but loyalty to the council and the withdrawal of the Foundation Living Wage will hit people hard in the pocket....
CRUEL SCHOOL DINNER CAP FORCES HARD UP FAMILIES OFF FINANCIAL CLIFF EDGE SAYS GMB
Thousands of families face the awful choice between cutting their working hours or losing their school dinners....
GMB MEMBERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOLS VOTE 'YES' TO TWO YEAR PAY OFFER
GMB's full postal ballot of all members in councils, schools and most academies closed today 9th March with a big majority in favour of accepting the offer from the Employers....
Welcome to GMBmatters - Our February News Update for GMB Members
Employment Law Brief - Shared Parental Leave:  Did you know that since 2014 women who are eligible for Statutory Maternity Leave (SML) and Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) following birth can choose to share it with the father, spouse or partner under a shared parental leave arrangement....
Snow Difficulties And Your Employment Rights
Can my boss cut my wage if I can’t make it into work? Generally speaking there is no legal obligation for an employer to pay you for any days off due to weather conditions. However, it is advisable to speak to your employer to see if any agreement can be made....
Office Closure
Due to the adverse weather conditions, all GMB offices in the region will be closed today and tomorrow, 1st and 2nd March.  Our offices will reopen Monday, 5th Mach 2018. For any urgent employment related issues please contact your local workplace representative or branch official. For any urgent legal matters please call Unionline on 0300 333 0303. Messages can also be left on our answerphone at 0345 337 7777 and calls will be returned as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused....