On Tuesday 22nd May, the GMB North West & Irish Region hosted the launch of GMB MAKING IT Campaign, which is a National initiative being organised by the GMB Manufacturing Section.
Private companies delivering public services may be spivvs, ‘Don’t call it outsourcing – call it spivvery’. Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian Journal, April 24th, page 5.
The GMB negotiating team met with ASDA Logistics Services management on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May for further pay negotiations. Management put forward 3 pay increase proposals:
Option 1 – 1.3% increase for 12 months
The far right group calling itself the 'Football Lads Alliance' (FLA) are holding a protest in Manchester on Saturday 19th May. FLA protests have involved fascists such as EDL founder Tommy Robinson.
Union warns a ‘bargain basement' deal could risk gambling with 330,000 people’s futures - as workers kept in dark on grocery merger
How people found out about the merger
GMB WELCOMES CHANGES TO NEW BRIDGE CROSSING RULES TO ALLOW FREE TRAVEL FOR WIDER RANGE OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Welcoming the announcement that vehicles carrying blood, plasma and human organs will now be exempt from charges for crossing the Mersey Gateway in Halton, GMB Organiser Michael Evans said:
After almost 13 years, our members are now saying enough is enough says GMB
Peter Watson, long term GMB member, tells us about his experience after he was caught up in the Windrush Scandal
GMB North West & Irish region helped Peter take his battle to parliament, with the help of local Withington MP Jeff Smith, resulting in his case being fast tracked. His immigration status was resolved with indefinite leave to remain, which he had already been granted in the 1980’s and Peter was able to return to work.
Work-related fatalities as reported under RIDDOR show a total of 137 this last 12 months.