11 December 2017
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28 July 2017
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GMB Young Members at Tolpuddle Festival 2017

GMB young members at Tolpuddle

This year, our chair, Ruth Pitchford attended Tolpuddle Festival as a part of the GMB Young Members history school and enjoyed the whole experience. The young members were given the chance to explore the village where the Tolpuddle Martyrs once lived and worked. From the church’s to where they ministered on Sunday Mornings to the tree where the 6 workers met.



17 March 2017
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GMB Young Members summit was held by the Birmingham Region in November

GMB young members summit held in Birmingham

On the 14th and 15th November 2016, the fourth annual GMB Young Members summit was held by the Birmingham Region. All nine regions came together to set out the year ahead and reflect on the past year. The GMB Young Members Network is a membership led democratic body that works to bring young GMB members together, making their voices heard in the union and in society by campaigning on issues affecting young people at work. 



17 March 2017
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GMB Young Members attend National Equalities Conference

GMB young members at National Equalities Conference

From the 27th February to the 1st March, North West and Ireland sent a delegation to the National Equalities Conference, ‘Equality Activists Growing GMB’, as a part of this delegation – Ruth Pitchford, who hold the youth strand seat on the REF attended.



4 November 2016
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27 October 2016
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Help Young Members’ Fight for Equal Pay on Living Wage Week

GMB Young Members fighting for a Living Wage

You may be aware that on April 1st this year the Government introduced its ‘National Living Wage’ legally requiring employers to pay workers £7.20 per hour. However as well as being far off the £10 per hour real living wage that workers need, it also only applies to workers over 25.



25 October 2016
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Get involved with the GMB Young Members Network

Join the GMB Young Members Network

The GMB trade union protects people of all ages at work but importantly young people too. As one of the groups most at-risk from being treated unfairly at work, Britain's young workers are increasingly facing these problems everyday:

- Low pay

- Precarious work (zero-hours contracts etc.)



20 October 2016
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Nominate A Young Member for the 2016 Young Members Awards

Nominate a young member for the 2016 awards

The 2016 GMB Young Members Awards will be presented at the GMB Young Members Network Summit. We have many active and enthusiastic young members in our region, making a difference to worthwhile campaigns and supporting members in the workplace. We are asking that you take a few minutes to complete this online form to nominate a young member for these awards.

Closing date is 4 November 2016



13 July 2016
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GMB NW&I Young Member Ross Holden on the 2016 Young Trade Unionists Brigade to Cuba

GMB Young Member Ross Holden in Cuba

From 28th April to the 10th May 2016, 28 Young Trade Unionists representing millions of workers from across Britain and Ireland visited Cuba on the annual May Day Brigade organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. I was one of them, representing the GMB North West & Irish Region and joining trade union and political activists from 34 countries around the world to show their solidarity with the Cuban people.

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