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More than 80% of parents not sending children back to school – GMB poll
More than 80% of parents don’t intend to send their children back to school today, a GMB poll shows....
RISK REGISTER
GMB has set up our Risk Register so that members, workplace representatives and officers can record where things have gone wrong with employers’ responses to the covid-19 pandemic....
VIRTUALLY STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR PACKED OUT SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF MEETING
Following the government's announcement of the wider reopening of schools on the June 1, GMB’s Sheffield Education Branch, along with GMB Organisers Sarah Barnes and Lee Parkinson, decided to hold the region's first online Zoom meeting for School Support Staff....
£600 million social care funding in England must be used for Covid-19 sick pay
Paying carers sick pay they can survive on is the best way of controlling infection in care homes says GMB Union. ...
ASOS WAREHOUSE SUFFERS SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
A suspected coronavirus outbreak at an Asos warehouse has sparked calls for the site to be closed while a deep clean is carried out....
UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS HUB
We have updated the Coronavirus Hub on the main GMB website to include two new updates:...
RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE
We are receiving calls from members looking for some clarity on what they should do in the light of the PMs announcement in relation to returning to work. Further details are being published later today....
JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR OUR EQUALITY FORUM MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 AT 6PM
Your Regional Equality Forum (REF) are having an online Zoom meeting this Thursday 7th May 6pm and would like you to come along and share any ideas you have in supporting equalities, in particular something for Mental Health Awareness week 18th to 22nd May....
Taxi drivers in Kirklees getting ripped off - GMB Union urges council to investigate
GMB Union, the Union for taxi and private hire drivers across the UK, has uncovered a potentially fraudulent scandal in Kirklees involving a number of taxi operators....
A sad week for our Yorkshire Ambulance & NHS Services in Yorkshire & North Derbyshire region.
It is with very great sadness that we can confirm the loss of four GMB members this week, three having contracted COVID-19. All were well-respected by their colleagues and friends and will be deeply missed....
Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott in special care worker concert
Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacquie Abbott have announced a special one-off gig - for care workers....
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching NHS Foundation Trust: GMB Statement
GMB has been inundated with calls from GMB members, many of them front line nursing staff working in Covid-19 areas at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. Like our front-line staff we were outraged at the calls from the Trust to re-use PPE....
STOP DERBYSHIRE CARE HOME CLOSURES
Since Friday over 1,200 people have signed the Derbyshire County Council petition objecting care home closures. Thank you if you were one of the many who signed....
Get Me PPE Toolkit
This toolkit is for GMB reps to take up issues around PPE in their workplace. It will also help GMB members stand up for their right to work safely....
Hospital worker could be sacked over face mask dispute
A hospital worker employed by private company ISS has been told he faces the sack after a dispute over PPE. The man - who collects rubbish from Queen Elizabeth’s hospital, in Woolwich - was told he wasn’t entitled to wear a face mask....
CALLING ALL BORED KIDS – GMB NEEDS YOU!
Are you a budding Picasso? Don’t worry if you’re not, it’s time to get creative. We need your help and want you to enter our competition by designing a poster and image for our equality team here at the GMB....
ARE YOU A GMB MEMBER WORKING IN SOCIAL CARE? THEN JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR ON MONDAY 20 APRIL 2020
We have organised a social care members’ webinar for Monday 20th April 2020 at 2.30pm. An invite will be sent by email today to all social care members with a link for them to sign up to the webinar. ...
GMB: The Union for Key Workers - In service of the public
GMB along with sister unions have again met with the NJC Joint Secretaries to discuss urgent issues relating to the Coronavirus and also to discuss the on-going pay talks....
Hospital staff given PPE '19 years out of date'
‘Horrified’ staff at Barnsley hospital treating Covid-19 patients have been given personal protection equipment 19 years out of date....
GREAT NEW LEARNING OFFER FROM GMB
We've just launched some great new online courses for you to get your teeth into. Have a look at our flyer and if there's anything you fancy doing then contact a member of our project team (contact details in the flyer) 👇...