4 May 2021
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EILEEN TURNBULL, SHREWSBURY 24 CAMPAIGN SECRETARY AND RESEARCHER, TALKS TO GIOVANNA HOLT, GMB UNION SENIOR ORGANISER

GMB union Campaign for Justice Shrewsbury 24

''The GMB union has supported us from day one. The North West & Irish region had confidence in us and would go out of their way to encourage and help us in any way they could.''

10 YEARS RESEARCH FOR FRESH EVIDENCE REQUIRED BY COURT OF APPEAL, GMB UNION SHREWSBURY 24 CAMPAIGN

Shrewsbury 24 Campaign Secretary and Researcher, Eileen Turnbull, talks to Giovanna Holt, GMB union senior organiser; about this Campaign for Justice and 10 years research for fresh evidence.



29 April 2021
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GMB UNION DISABLED WORKERS GROUP HELD AN ONLINE EVENT AS PART OF UNION EQUALITY

GMB union Equalities event for Disabled workers

The Disabled Workers Group currently meet every 6-8 weeks

GMB union Disabled Group held online event as part of Union Equality

The regions Disabled Workers Group held their first event on Microsoft Teams this week. The event saw some of our disabled activists sharing their experiences in work, while travelling and also had some practical guidance around benefit advice.



27 April 2021
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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 2021 REMEMBERED AT GMB TRADE UNION

GMB union marks International Workers Memorial Day

Today we remember all those who have died as a result of work and promise to fight for all those at risk.

Workers Memorial Day 2021

2021 International Workers Memorial Day GMB union Giovanna Holt

GMB trade union mark International Workers Memorial Day 2021

International Workers Memorial Day is a day when we remember all those who have died because of work. In the UK since records were kept, more than 50,000 people have died because of exposure to hazardous substances, to chemicals and toxic working practices, including 5,000 from across the North West.



15 April 2021
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APRIL MARKS WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY AS WORKERS CONTINUE TO DIE AT WORK

GMB union Health & Safety in the workplace

This month of April we remember deaths at work across the world on International Workers Memorial Day (April 28)

Workers continue to die at work in 2021 as we mark Workers Memorial Day in April

The Health & Safety At Work Act was introduced in 1974, after decades of campaigning by trade unions to bring better protection to working people.



6 April 2021
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EQUALITIES GROUP AT GMB UNION CELEBRATED WOMENS HISTORY MONTH

GMB union Equalities Group womens history month

It’s no longer unusual to see a woman bus driver, firefighter or engineer turn up at your house to repair an electrical fault.

March is Women’s History Month, celebrated by GMB union Equalities Group

During the month of March we celebrated Women’s History Month with some of our regional activists taking part in various events both locally and nationally. The North West & Iish region held an International Women’s Day event, there was TUC Women’s Conference and various national intersectional womens events have also taken place.



29 March 2021
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GMB UNION SECURE IMPROVED PAY AT BOOTH INDUSTRIES

Better Pay for GMB union members at Booth Industries

Better Pay Secured by GMB trade union

GMB trade union secures improved pay offer at Booth Industries.

After protracted negotiations and a week of Industrial action, GMB union have secured increases over the length of two years and a one-off payment for a pay freeze for 2020.

For 2020 - £420 (1.5%) one-off payment

1st March 2021 - 3.25%



26 March 2021
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GMB UNION HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE ASDA APPEAL IS DISMISSED BY SUPREME COURT

GMB union members delighted that ASDA appeal is dismissed

GMB union members have fought for it

Giovanna Holt, GMB union Senior Organiser talks about the trade union ASDA Pay Claim

GMB union members delighted that the Supreme Court has dismissed the Asda appeal.

GMB trade union has welcomed the news today that the Supreme Court has dismissed Asda’s appeal allowing shop workers to compare themselves to distribution workers in their ongoing Equal pay battle.



23 March 2021
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SHREWSBURY 24 WIN 50 YEAR CAMPAIGN TO OVERTURN JUSTICE

GMB union supports Shrewsbury 24 campaign for justice

Whilst it is only right that these convictions are overturned, it is a sorry day for British justice.

Ricky Tomlinson and other members of the so-called ‘Shrewsbury 24’ who were jailed for picketing nearly 50 years ago have won their bid to clear their names at the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal has ruled on appeals against conviction on behalf of 14 members of the "Shrewsbury 24" who were convicted for unlawful assembly, conspiracy to intimidate or affray after picketing building sites in Shrewsbury in the 1972 national builders' strike.



22 March 2021
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GMB UNION WELCOME REPORT CRITICAL OF GOVERNMENT HANDLING OF PANDEMIC

GMB union welcome all-party report on Covid

All-party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus which was highly critical of the government’s handling of the pandemic

The GMB union welcomed the publishing of the recent report from the All-party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus which was highly critical of the government’s handling of the pandemic. They listed over 70 failings and made 44 recommendations for improvement. The Health Minister has also come under fire for the shambles and non-compliance of the PPE scandal, where millions of pounds worth of contracts were given out to some companies who could be classified as his pals.



17 March 2021
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PHUTI LEKOLOANE SOUTH AFRICAN GOALKEEPER BECOMES PATRON

Phuti Lekoloane patron Just a Ball Game

Co-Chair of (JBG?) Alan Mercel-Sanca says, “We feel privileged when athletes from across the globe join our campaign and are excited at having Phuti on board.”

South African full time goalkeeper Phuti Lekoloane becomes a patron of JUST A BALL GAME?

As LGBT History Month 2020 kicks off, here at JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) we are happy to announce that the only ‘out’ gay South African full time footballer, Makapanstad Romans’ goalkeeper Phuti Lekoloane joins us as a patron.

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