12 December 2012
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Redundancy consultation peeriod to be halved to 45 days

GMB North West & Irish Region

Unions have accused the government of making it easier to sack people after a minister announced that the period before large-scale redundancies can take place is to be cut from 90 to 45 days.

Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat employment relations minister also announced plans to exclude fixed-term contracts from collective redundancy agreements when they reach the end of their 'natural life'.  Swinson said the changes were aimed at helping workers and businesses.



7 December 2012
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Christmas on the dole for the disabled workers at Remploy

GMB North West & Irish Region

With Christmas around the corner, there's no let up in the grim future the Government has set for disabled workers.  Hundreds more workers at Remploy factories are at risk of losing their jobs under fresh closure plans announced last week.



1 December 2012
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Long Term Service Award

GMB North West & Irish Region

Bob Gunn presented a long term service award to Anne Montgomery; one of our members who works for Harland & Wolff.  She has been a member for 31 years and has a long trade union history.

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