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%.



18 March 2013
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Campaigners gather for benefits justice summit

GMB North West & Irish Region

The battle against the government’s attacks on the poorest people in Britain is gathering pace.  Around 200 tenants, trade unionists and campaigners from all over the country gathered last Saturday for a benefits justice summit in London.



15 March 2013
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NHS staff 'facing year of financial hardship' with 1% pay rise

GMB North West & Irish Region

NHS staff face "another year of financial hardship", unions have said, after the government announced that the majority of health service workers would receive a 1% pay rise from next month. The rise – less than half the current CPI inflation rate of 2.7% – means staff are in effect having their pay cut following two years of pay freezes, unions said.



13 March 2013
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UK needs 850,000 new jobs to regain pre-recession peak

GMB North West & Irish Region

Employers need to create 850,000 extra jobs to reach the pre-recession peak, according to an in-depth report that undermines claims the jobs market has defied the recession.  GMB Trade Union is concerned that a Manufacturing slump has sent sterling to a 3 year low.



12 March 2013
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Partial U-turn over bedroom tax

GMB North West & Irish Region

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has announced a partial U-turn on the government's controversial bedroom tax, exempting carers and armed forces personnel who live at home.



8 March 2013
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How can women win liberation?

GMB North West & Irish Region

Understanding women’s oppression as a product of class society is crucial if we are to defeat it, says Judith Orr



6 March 2013
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5 March 2013
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27 February 2013
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Pilkington Super Annuation Scheme

GMB North West & Irish Region

Pilkington Glass has written to members of the PSS on the 15 February 2013, confirming that the Company intends to freeze employees' salaries by 30 April 2013 for the purpose of pensionable pay.



26 February 2013
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