In 2015 new Pension Schemes were introduced across the Public Sector. These schemes increased the retirement age. In order to protect members from sudden increases in their retirement age, those within 10 years of retirement were exempt from being transferred into the new schemes.
A number of issues were raised by members which we attempted to iron out with management, some agreements were met swiftly, however, there was still one major issue that we couldn't get agreement on in relation to the rest periods which stood at 7 hours. We consulted GMB members who made it clear to us that the rest period was not sufficient and wanted it to be extended in order to maintain work-life balance we also raised health and safety concerns not just to our members but also the residents of Knowsley.
Each year GMB remembers the workers lost, on Workers Memorial Day and this year we gathered at Bill Smith House to pay our respects to remember fallen colleagues. In 2019 we should not lose a many as 50 000 people a year to work related illness, that is just not acceptable. Every worker has the right to return home safely from work and the GMB trade union will maintain pressure on employers to keep our members safe at work.
CMA BLOCK ON SAINSBURY'S TAKEOVER WILL REASSURE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ASDA WORKERS SAYS GMB
‘Time to move on’ says ASDA workers’ union as CMA blocks proposed merger
GMB, the trade union for ASDA workers, has welcomed today’s ruling by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which blocks a merger with Sainsbury’s.
Harry Young is a 2nd year Political Student who was on Placement with the North West & Irish Region Political Officer Neil Smith
As part of his placement it was decided to give him a broad fit of what Politics is like at the coal-face rather than sit behind a desk and be a keyboard warrior and with this in mind we went out campaigning with Cllrs and MPs to see the issues that are being discussed on a regular basis, we also did a visit to L6 Community centre in Liverpool which is an integral part of the community due to the Austerity cuts imposed by the Tories, we also had a meeting with the Metro Mayor for Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram to discuss his vision for the area and where h
Since 2015, 4.1 million people working for the NHS, the civil service and in local government have paid over the odds for their pensions.
Paramedics, teaching assistants, refuse collectors and social workers were all overcharged to the tune of £2.4 billion
GMB and other unions successfully negotiated a deal to see the money paid back - through reduced contributions and improved benefits - to where it belongs: the workers.
Les Kelly, who has died aged 84, was the last leader of the north Wales area of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).
Dear Colleagues due to there being a major sporting event in Manchester on Wednesday night 24th April and possible issues with Public Transport the Young members meeting has been rearranged to Thursday night 25th April.
- start at 6-00pm
- at the Oldham Office
- 108 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DU.
Sports Direct announced on Monday, without prior warning and completely unexpected, that the warehouse is set for closure. This is a company with a track record of putting profits before people says GMB Union
Workers would lose paid meal breaks and have to work bank holidays but get a pay rise under new terms
GMB, the union for ASDA workers, has called on the supermarket giant to negotiate over contract changes affecting almost 60,000 workers.