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DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL HOME CLOSURES
GMB Union is angered at the news that Derbyshire County Council want to close down its care homes. After years of underspend in Adult Residential Care, Derbyshire County Council want to close the homes and sell off the land for profit....
GMB calls for parliamentary inquiry into Amazon as conditions for workers worsen
Amazon warehouse have been hit by more than 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years, a GMB investigation has found....
CORONAVIRUS: Guidance for members in Local Government & Schools
Full details about the Coronavirus for GMB members is available on the following link, which provides an update for GMB members on controlling the risk of the Coronavirus, and  full information on your Employers’ duty of care to reduce the risks from exposure to biological hazards to as low as is reasonably practicable....
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS PAY OFFER 2020-21
GMB, alongside sister unions have today met with Local Government Employers to discuss your pay claim, which was submitted in July 2019. This pay claim covers all workers across local government, school & academies that follow National Joint Council (NJC Green Book) pay, terms and conditions....
CALLING ALL SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF
Are you owed back dated Holiday Pay as a term time only worker?   Complete the GMB’s survey to find out....
Calling all Hermes Drivers…
Worker Admin Payments: GMB has negotiated a special one off payment of £350 per person who are worker status couriers, i.e. those that have remained with Hermes and signed a worker contract in early 2019....
Unions comment on British Steel sale
The National Trade Union Steel Co-ordinating Committee (NTUSCC) has commented on the sale of British Steel following a meeting with Jinye yesterday [January 9, 2020]....
Worst ever A&E results ‘direct result of decade of Tory government’
 We have to make sure the NHS survives five more years of Tory rule says GMB Union...
Will Thorne, Founder of GMB 1889
Happy New Year
To GMB members everywhere, we wish you a happy and healthy 2020.  Happy New Year....
GMB Responds to Queen's speech
On the Employment Bill, Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “The Prime Minister claims he will protect and enhance workers’ rights but his record on keeping his promises leaves a lot to be desired. We’ll be holding him to account. ...
Sheffield Office
Due to the Sheffield floods all meetings at our Sheffield office are cancelled and the office will be closed. Please contact GMB on 0345 337 7777 for further information or speak to your organiser....
Join Us for A Demo At Amazon Depot in Sheffield
Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend for Amazon is coming up pretty quickly and it will give us another unique opportunity to target Amazon fulfillment centres, HQ’s, and other Amazon facilities to shine a light on the shocking working conditions and practices....
ASDA WORKERS TO HAND IN 23,000 STRONG PETITION TO HQ DURING MASS PROTEST AGAINST 'DRACONIAN' CONTRACT
Tens of thousands of members of the public are backing our Asda workers in their fight says GMB Union...
Rise in hate crime 'heart-breaking and enraging'
GMB, Britain’s general union, has described rocketing hate crime figures as ‘heart-breaking and enraging.’...
Dr Who legend backs Asda workers fight
A Hollywood film star and Dr Who legend have joined 23,000 members of the public in backing Asda workers’ fight against a controversial new contract. Dr Who star Paul Mcgann, who also starred in cult hit Withnail and I and Aliens 3, and Rob Delaney, who appeared in Catastrophe and Deadpool 2, both leant their support ahead of a mass protest in Leeds on Wednesday [October 16, 2019]....
General Secretary & Treasurer Election Hustings
The election for our General Secretary and Treasurer will take place over the coming weeks.  This is clearly an important election which will determine who will lead the union for the next five years....
Please Join Us For ASDA Demos Across The Region
GMB members and activists will continue the fight to get justice for ASDA workers over the continuing issue of contract changes.  A new round of demos will take place on the following dates so please do your best to come along and support our ASDA members....
WILKO DISTRIBUTION – TALKS BREAK DOWN WITH MANAGEMENT
Talks with management have broken down because management have said they will not change the rota’s (to 1 in 3) until 18th January 2020....
Trade Unions in Yorkshire are Supporting the Fight Against Climate Change
This Friday, 20 September, students are taking to the streets across the UK to demand climate action at the Global Climate Strike....