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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....
DHL DOES THE DIRTY BY SACKING LOYAL WORKERS AND SLASHING THEIR REDUNDANCY SAYS GMB
GMB, the union for warehouse and distribution workers, has accused DHL of ‘doing the dirty’ after staff were given the double hammer blow of losing their jobs and their enhanced redundancy payments at the same time....
TUC National March & Rally – Saturday 12 May 2018
A New Deal For Working People: The TUC is holding a rally in central London on Saturday 12 May and will be joined by unions and supporters from all over the country. Together we will be calling for more and better jobs and a more equal and prosperous country. We want GMB members to join in and let their voices be heard....
GMB Responds To Foster Care Report
Unions call for national foster carers register supported but bid for proper pay and allowances knocked back.  GMB, the union for foster carers, has made an initial response to the Independent Report on Foster Care in England and the recommendations made by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers. [1]...
Union Anger As Airedale NHS Trust Propose Move To Solely Owned Subsidiary
GMB, Britain's General Union, which represents thousands of NHS workers across the UK, has promised to continue its fight to oppose the proposal of the transfer of staff at Airedale NHS Trust to a new company which will take over the running of the Trust's services....
Welcome to GMBmatters - Our Monthly News Update for GMB Members
Health & Safety Update: Working In Cold Temperatures - Employers must ensure the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings is “reasonable” during working hours. This means providing reasonable comfort without the need for special clothing....
GMB BACKS SELECT COMMITTEE’S RALLYING CALL TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR FOSTER CARERS
Foster carers' union welcomes Education Committee's backing for key recommendations as step forward for recognition of fostering....
FOSTERING FAIRNESS: UPDATE ON GMB’S FIGHT FOR FOSTER CARERS
It’s safe to say that 2017 was the year that foster carers finally had their voices heard. It’s no coincidence that the many debates in the press and with government are as a direct result of foster carers finding their collective voice and getting unionised...
Growing Gap Between Bosses And Worker
MINIMUM WAGE’S TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY MARRED BY GROWING PAY GAP BETWEEN WORKERS AND COMPANY BOSSES...
GMB WELCOMES COMMITTEE’S RALLYING CALL TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR FOSTER CARERS
GMB welcomes Select Committee backing for key recommendations as step forward for professional recognition and fairer treatment in fostering....
Christmas Closure
All GMB offices in the region will be closed from Thursday, 21st December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday, 3rd January 2017. 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. The regional secretary, Neil Derrick, and all the staff at GMB wish you the best for the festive season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Office opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm...
GMB INVESTIGATION ON 'MAD FRIDAY' REVEALS 900,000 AMBULANCE EMERGENCY CALLS WERE ANSWERED WITHOUT PARAMEDICS LAST YEAR
Police forced to take patients to hospital due to shortages in more than 1,000 incidents of 999 ambulance calls....