18 April 2013
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17 April 2013
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Parliamentary Report into Blacklisting: The Scandal Grows

GMB North West & Irish Region

Today saw publication of the interim parliamentary report on blacklisting by the Scottish Select Affairs Committee. In its statement released today, the committee says that the major construction firms that established and funded a systematic blacklist of construction industry workers appear to be continuing to avoid taking full responsibility for their actions.



15 April 2013
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10 April 2013
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Bosses enjoy whopping 15% pay rise

GMB North West & Irish Region

Bosses enjoyed a 15 per cent pay rise last year as ordinary workers continue to suffer real-term pay cuts, researched revealed today.  A "bonus boom" topped up CEOs' basic pay rise of 1.8 per cent to a massive 15.8 per cent, according to the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM). Most workers are struggling to win a below-inflation 1 per cent pay rise.



9 April 2013
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8 April 2013
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4 April 2013
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Widnes tile company to close with loss of 70 jobs

GMB North West & Irish Region

Marley Eternit claimed tough market conditions and “low productivity” had prompted the move.  Our Trade Union is in negotiations to secure redundancy packages.  Some jobs could transfer to the firm’s other sites.



3 April 2013
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Register your exposure to Asbestos

GMB North West & Irish Region

Children and teachers are still at risk of developing cancer due to asbestos-riddled classrooms, trade unionists in Liverpool heard today.



2 April 2013
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30 March 2013
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Workers at Crane Building Services St Helens set to strike in dispute over pay

GMB North West & Irish Region

Employees at Crane Building Services in St Helens are set to take 2 days of strike action next week after pay negotiations broke down.  Workers at the site, who are mostly GMB Trade Union members, are angry after the company proposed a pay freeze until July this year with a 2% increase from then.  The company had recently announced a global increase in profits of 15%, with a £4m profit at the St Helens site alone.

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