2 September 2013
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GMB North West & Irish Region were able to get a couple of slots on LCR (Liverpool Community Radio)

GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB North West & Irish Region were able to get a couple of slots on LCR (Liverpool Community Radio) to discuss all things good about the GMB and being a member, we also discussed campaigns we have on the go at this minute ie NHS, Carillion and Zero hour contracts to name just a few.

Lisa Ryan, George Patterson and Neil Smith did the shows with Lisa and George having a major input and putting over a very good case of why being a Union member is more important now than it has ever been and that the only Union to be part of is the GMB.



30 August 2013
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GMB MEMBERS AT JACOBS IN AINTREE TO SEEK PERMISSION FOR OFFICIAL STRIKE BALLOT

GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB MEMBERS AT JACOBS IN AINTREE TO SEEK PERMISSION FOR OFFICIAL STRIKE BALLOT IN DISPUTE OVER THREAT TO IMPOSE CHANGES TO EXISTING AGREEMENTS

Talks fail to ensure company representatives understood the depth of feeling by members about the implementation of changes without the appropriate consultations says GMB

 

GMB officials will seek permission from the GMB Central Executive Council

(CEC) to hold an official strike ballot for 300 GMB members at Jacobs Biscuits in Aintree in a dispute over changes to existing agreements.

 



30 August 2013
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Time to expose UKIP MEPs for what they really are – lazy & unprincipled

GMB North West & Irish Region

Time to expose UKIP MEPs for what they really are – lazy & unprincipled

by Rebecca  Taylor,  Liberal  Democrat  Member  of  the European Parliament and Petros Fassoulas, Chairman of the European Movement UK

UKIP  MEPs  are  infamous  for  being not just Britain's laziest  members  of  the European Parliament, but among the laziest in Europe, as figures from VoteWatch and EP Committee minutes have shown (and the Mirror graphically exposed recently).

 



27 August 2013
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Don't get caught out by adverts offering Maximum Compensation

GMB North West & Irish Region
In April 2013 the Government changed the rules to enable lawyers to take away up to 25% of an injured persons compensation. Law firms who offer the usual “no win no fee” are now able to do this, which leaves the injured person out of pocket.
 
This makes membership of the GMB even more crucial because provided that you comply with the conditions for legal services, Simpsons Solicitors will never take away any of a GMB member’s compensation and you will always receive 100% of any compensation you are awarded.
 


20 August 2013
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Patients and staff stand up for threatened Stafford Hospital

GMB North West & Irish Region
Around 1,500 angry health campaigners and health workers challenged plans to cut services at Stafford Hospital at a public meeting last week.
 
The Trust Special Administrators (TSAs) plan to cut maternity, children’s and critical care services claiming they are “financially unsustainable” and will become unsafe.
 
Cheryl Porter, one of the founders and organisers of the Support Stafford Hospital campaign, spoke to Socialist Worker.
 


16 August 2013
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GMB NHS REPS PLAN CAMPAIGN STRATEGY

GMB North West & Irish Region

North West & Irish region NHS shop stewards met with Regional Secretary Paul McCarthy and National Officer Rehana Azam today to discuss the region’s NHS campaigns and to finalise plans for our march and rally at the Conservative party conference in September.

Supporters of the National Health Service and all those wanting to defend jobs, services and a decent welfare state will be marching in Manchester to deliver a clear message to Conservative Party Conference to say hand off our NHS from cuts and privatisation.



13 August 2013
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More reasons to support 29 September march

GMB North West & Irish Region
A million workers or more are on zero hours contracts. The contracts are designed to hold down workers’ wages, denying them holiday pay, sick pay and pensions. And they leave them unsure if they will work no hours or 50 hours in a week.
 
Bosses love the contracts. Sports Direct, the Institute of Directors, Balfour Beatty, McDonald’s, Wetherspoon and a string of other private sector firms use them to jack up profits. 
 


9 August 2013
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The GMB were out in force in Wigan

GMB North West & Irish Region

The GMB were out in force on Thursday 8th August as part of the "your not welcome" campaign coordinated by NWTUC, as per is the norm David Cameron entered and left via the rear exit which isn't unusual for all politicians nowadays, but what was unusual was that Dave Whelan "mr wigan"allegedly also used this route rather than talk to the locals?

The GMB will continue to be seen and heard at all events where the Tory's or Lib Dems attend so they get the message that we want them out of Government. sooner rather than later.



9 August 2013
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GMB strike action in Liverpool

GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB MEMBERS EMPLOYED BY CONTRACTOR AMEY IN LIVERPOOL TO STRIKE AGAIN ON FRIDAY 16TH AND 23RD IN DISPUTE OVER JOBS AND PAY

City Council should step in to get this dispute settled so that a normal service can be delivered to the people of Liverpool says GMB

Over 400 GMB members employed by Amey on refuse and street cleaning contracts in Liverpool took strike action today 9th August in a dispute over job security and pay. A work to rule is underway and there will be a strike next Friday 16th and 23rd August.



9 August 2013
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29 September March and Rally

GMB North West & Irish Region

This event has now become a national event under the TUC banner. All Branches, Workplace Organisers and GMB members are encouraged to come along and take part with their family and friends. 

If any of the branches or workplaces are attending  please could you liaise with Neil Holden or Neil Smith to let us know how many you are expecting from each branch/workplace, so we can make sure we have enough flags, banners whistles etc.

Please bring your own Branch banners.

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