4 December 2020
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1 December 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION NORTH WEST AND IRISH WOMENS CONFERENCE 2020

GMB union Womens Conference 2020

The North West & Irish region hosted its annual GMB union Womens’ Conference, this was the first time the conference had been held digitally

19th GMB North West & Irish trade union Womens' Conference 2020

On Thursday, the region hosted its annual GMB union Womens’ Conference, this was the first time the conference had been held digitally and despite a couple of teething problems was a great success and the feed-back received was that it was enjoyed by those who attended.

In what was a packed agenda, we had some amazing women sharing their stories, their knowledge and their experiences.



20 November 2020
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GMB UNION LAUNCHES BRITISH GAS STRIKE BALLOT AFTER COMPANY REFUSES TO WITHDRAW FIRE AND REHIRE ULTIMATUM TO 20 000 WORKERS

GMB union Ballot British Gas members

Anger has boiled over as members have now seen the full proposals and how they impact them.

GMB trade union launches British Gas Strike Ballot, after company refuses to withdraw fire and rehire ultimatum to 20 000 workers.

Industrial action likely over Christmas as members’ anger boils over – GMB union members to exempt elderly and vulnerable in homes without heating



19 November 2020
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FANS SUPPORTING FOODBANKS MOBILE PANTRY

Fans Supporting Foodbanks

GMB union members are encouraged to support their local foodbanks if possible.

Fans Supporting Foodbanks mobile pantry

Fans supporting Foodbanks Mobile Pantry

Dave Kelly and Ian Byrne, co-founders of Fans Supporting Foodbanks with Robbie Daniels, spoke at the 2019 GMB union Campaigns for Justice Conference after Paul McCarthy and Neil Smith from the GMB trade union identified the importance of the Fans Supporting Foodbanks Campaign.



17 November 2020
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GMB UNION STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH TRANS

GMB union stand in solidarity with trans

Reports suggest transphobic attacks have soared in recent years in England and Wales, trebling from 550 reported incidents to 1,650.

All over the world trans rights are under attack, countries such as Brazil and Poland have seen the election of right wing leaders with an explicitly anti LGBT agenda. Shockingly so far in 2020 at least 33 transgender or gender nonconforming people were fatally shot, or killed by other violent means because of their gender identity. The majority of these were black and Latinx transgender women. Often these stories go unreported or misreported and so the real size of the problem of violence against trans people is potentially larger globally.



15 November 2020
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TRANS AWARENESS WEEK CELEBRATED BY GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP

Rob Young GMB union The Shout Group

<p class="rtecenter"><span style="font-size:14px">Trans Day of remembrance (TDoR) is held on the 20<sup>th</sup> of November annually</span></p>

Rob is a member of our growing LGBT+ group here in the North West and lives in Manchester. He has been a member for approximately 12 months and is a trade union young workers organiser. 

Rob is a former Co-Chair of LGBT Labour & Former Vice President of the National Union of Students, he has been campaigning for equality for a number of years especially around access to sport, education and health.



9 November 2020
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JUST A BALL GAME THE SURVEY 2020 HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA IN SPORT

JUST A BALL GAME? survey

Report is a valuable tool that highlights the necessity to continue fighting for inclusion in football.

LGBT+ campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) work to raise awareness around inclusion and visibility for LGBT+ people in football and other sports. As part of our 10th birthday celebrations we have released our report from the survey we conducted earlier this year.



6 November 2020
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GMB UNION APPOINT WARREN KENNY AS ACTING GENERAL SECRETARY

Warren Kenny appointed acting general secretary GMB union

GMB union Central Executive Council appoint acting General Secretary

Warren Kenny appointed as acting General Secretary for GMB union

The Central Executive Council (CEC) met today, 5th November 2020, and discussed the position of a replacement Acting General Secretary following the announcement of John Phillips' retirement on 31st December 2020.

Nominations for the position of Acting General Secretary were sought from CEC members.



28 October 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION CAMPAIGNING FOR PAY JUSTICE ACROSS THE NHS

GMB union NHS Pay Campaign

GMB union want to make sure you have a say on your pay.

GMB union is gearing up for the NHS Pay campaign and we want to make sure you have a say on your pay.

NHS staff have worked above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic and we want to thank you for everything you are doing to look after us.



27 October 2020
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MANCHESTER FAYRE URGENT UPDATE

GMB union update Manchester fayre

SAVE MANCHESTER FAYRE

GMB union update on Manchester Fayre Update

We have been informed that members working within Manchester Fayre (Manchester City Council school meals provider) have been told that the council is going to consider at Executive Committee on the 11th of November no longer providing a School Meals Service from September 2021.

In a nutshell this means that all staff will be either TUPED to their individual school or the school would have to choose their own provider.

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