9 July 2013
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GMB supports the campaign for Ex Cammell Laird Workers

GMB North West & Irish Region
Ex Cammell Laird workers petition European Parliament over miscarriage of justice arising from 1984 official strike over job losses. The victims will get a hearing in the European Parliament in the autumn having exhausted all channels at national level to get access to information and justice says GMB
 


4 July 2013
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UKIP's latest NHS policy, charging to skip A&E waiting times

GMB North West & Irish Region
GMB Trade Uion thought you might be interested in UKIP's latest NHS policy, charging to skip A&E waiting times... It appears it is not just the mainstream Politicians that seem to be out of touch with reality.
 
Right Wing UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has endorsed an article which proposes charging people to skip A&E waiting times, as being written by a 'UKIP health spokesperson'.


2 July 2013
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Demo on NHS at Tory Conference

GMB North West & Irish Region
GMB Trade Union to Mobilise with other Unions for Rally to Save the NHS at Tory Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 29th September.
 


1 July 2013
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Runcorn construction workers walkout

GMB North West & Irish Region
Around 670 construction workers downed tools unofficially at Runcorn Thermal Power Station on Friday of last week. They forced the £65 million project to a complete stop.
 
Workers say they face bullying and intimidation over working practices. They are members of the Unite and GMB Trade Union. They last walked out in January over “disgusting” conditions in the kitchens and toilets. They were paid £250 to return to work. But one worker last week said “this time we are sticking to our guns”.


28 June 2013
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27 June 2013
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Help fight to save our NHS

GMB North West & Irish Region
The Regions NHS Officers will be organising a series of events in support of the NHS over the coming months. The first event is to be held on 5th July at 1pm at the Trafford General Hospital.
 


24 June 2013
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Public sector parents hit worst by austerity drive

GMB North West & Irish Region
Parents working in the public sector will take the biggest hit to their household incomes from government cuts and stagnant wages, according to Trades Union Congress research published ahead of George Osborne's spending review this week.
 


21 June 2013
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Austerity Uncovered

GMB North West & Irish Region
GMB Trade Union Members and Officers volunteered to assist the North West TUC and their touring Austerity Uncovered Bus. The bus has visited Manchester,Salford and Liverpool in our Region over the last two days. The team heard compelling and heartbreaking stories from members of the public who have bourne the brunt of the Tories attack on Public Services and Benefits over the last 3 years.
 


17 June 2013
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Government wants schools to axe teaching assistants

GMB North West & Irish Region
GMB delegates at our GMB Trade Union’s Annual Congress last week, voted unanimously to adopt a motion calling on the union to defend Teaching Assistants from government plans to axe the profession altogether.
 


14 June 2013
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Cameron told to get tough on tax

GMB North West & Irish Region
Trade Unions challenged David Cameron yesterday to use next week's G8 summit to plan a radical crackdown on tax dodgers.
 
The Prime Minister has been forced to pledge to use his term as G8 president to tackle tax avoidance after probes into Google, Amazon and Starbucks uncovered their dodgy dealing.
 

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