8 April 2013
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4 April 2013
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Widnes tile company to close with loss of 70 jobs

GMB North West & Irish Region

Marley Eternit claimed tough market conditions and “low productivity” had prompted the move.  Our Trade Union is in negotiations to secure redundancy packages.  Some jobs could transfer to the firm’s other sites.



3 April 2013
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Register your exposure to Asbestos

GMB North West & Irish Region

Children and teachers are still at risk of developing cancer due to asbestos-riddled classrooms, trade unionists in Liverpool heard today.



2 April 2013
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30 March 2013
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Workers at Crane Building Services St Helens set to strike in dispute over pay

GMB North West & Irish Region

Employees at Crane Building Services in St Helens are set to take 2 days of strike action next week after pay negotiations broke down.  Workers at the site, who are mostly GMB Trade Union members, are angry after the company proposed a pay freeze until July this year with a 2% increase from then.  The company had recently announced a global increase in profits of 15%, with a £4m profit at the St Helens site alone.



28 March 2013
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26 March 2013
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Workers and Union fight to save care homes

GMB North West & Irish Region

Six care homes and four day centres are to be shut by Leeds City Council. But  Trade Union, GMB, is resisting the plan and has called on the public to take action during the 12-week consultation.



25 March 2013
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22 March 2013
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GMB Trade Union Training

GMB North West & Irish Region

Workplace Organiser Course (Day 6) at the Preston office.  Our reps are now half way through their induction training.  To date they have looked at workplace organisation contracts and many other topics.



21 March 2013
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10 Key Points about the 2013 Budget

GMB North West & Irish Region

1. The deficit is falling – but more slowly than the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast in December. This year’s deficit is forecast to be 7.4%. Overall national debt is rising – and more quickly than the OBR forecast in December. Debt will be 75.9% of GDP this year. Growth will be 0.6% this year – down from the OBR’s previous forecast of 1.2%.

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