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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....
TUC CONGRESS BACKS ASDA WORKERS THREATENED WITH SACK OVER CONTROVERSIAL CONTRACT
Delegates representing 5.6 union members unanimously back GMB call on Asda ‘respect your workers’...
Revealed: England's 'disastrous' 75,000 care worker black hole
England’s troubled social care sector has a 'disastrous' staffing ‘black hole’ with 75,000 vacant posts, new figures released by GMB, the union for care workers, reveal....
'Groundbreaking' APPG report on social care workforce
GMB, the union for care workers, has responded to today’s inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Care....
Workers warn Gove in 'high noon' meeting
Workers from some of the UK’s biggest manufacturers will warn the government against a no deal Brexit coup and demand detailed answers over jobs and future investment when they meet Michael Gove at 12 noon in the Cabinet Office on Whitehall....
'A no-deal Brexit could devastate the NHS and social care' - Joint-union statement on no-deal Brexit and the NHS
Together we represent more than a million health and care staff. They’re the lifeblood of our health service, consistently going above and beyond to make sure we can all rely on world-class care when we need it most....
THOUSANDS OF WILKO STAFF VOTE IN STRIKE BALLOT AFTER COMPANY FORCES WEEKEND WORKING
Our members are angry – this new rota is savage, says GMB Union...
Mass Asda protest over ‘punitive’ contract as GMB registers official dispute
Despite all the pressure management has put on staff, workers believe contract 6 is a not good enough says GMB Union....
At Least 130,000 Trapped in Social Care Debt
At least 130,000 people are trapped in social care debt, a study by GMB Union has revealed. The shocking figures, discussed at GMB’s Annual Congress in Brighton today amount to one in three of all people who pay for their social care. More than 93,000 people are facing debt management proceedings as a result of their social care debt, with more than 1,700 facing legal action. GMB Union submitted Freedom of Information requests to every local authority in Great Britain with responsibility for social care.The true figures are likely to be higher as some authorities didn't respond. GMB, the union for care workers, has helped launch an All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (APPG Social Care) to look at the care system, funding and state of staffing in the sector. The union also entered into an agreement with care provider HC-One last summer to launch Careforce, a dedicated campaign to look at professionalisation, skills and the prestige of the care sector. Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said: “Our care system isn’t just in crisis - it’s crumbling beneath our feet.“Almost 100,000 people facing debt collectors over unpaid charges, almost 2,000 facing legal action - this is an increasingly desperate state of affairs. “Meanwhile care companies are going to the wall, councils are starved of cash and our under-staffed, underpaid and overworked members do their best against the rising tide of need. “The way we fund our care system needs a radical overhaul - at the same time we need support, progression and pay structures to inspire new carers and retain outstanding staff. “Instead of taking action, this Tory Government keeps kicking the Green Paper on social care into the long grass when they should be coming forward with a coherent plan to properly fund our care sector."    ...
GMB ‘shocked’ by ‘hammer blow’ Ford Bridgend closure
GMB, the union for Ford workers in Bridgend, has reacted with shock to today’s announcement....
£8 MILLION CUTS TO DERBYSHIRE YOUTH SERVICE MEAN JOBS IN JEOPARDY AND RISK OF CRIME WAVE SAYS GMB
Cuts to the Youth Service are just another attack by the Tories on a vital public service they see as an easy target says GMB Union...
GMB DEMANDS URGENT MEETING WITH WALMART OVER £12 BILLION ASDA STOCKMARKET FLOAT
Walmart needs to remember they are playing with people’s lives while they try to make billions on the stock market....