30 May 2013
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Council and GMB has new partnership agreement to support staff learning

GMB North West & Irish Region
Kirklees Council is one of the few councils in Yorkshire and Humberside to actively progress joint working with the Trade Unions to support functional skills in the workforce. The new partnership was launched on May 20 at Huddersfield Town Hall. It recognises the special role Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) are able to play to encourage employees to come forward and develop their English and Maths skills. 
 


23 May 2013
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22 May 2013
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GMB joins the march for the NHS

GMB North West & Irish Region

Some 7,000 health workers, trade unionists and activists marched through London today, Saturday, to defend the NHS. Health workers came from Bristol, Brighton and Newcastle to join the protest.



20 May 2013
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15 May 2013
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14 May 2013
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13 May 2013
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Bedroom Tax victim commits suicide

GMB North West & Irish Region

Ten days ago Stephanie Bottrill sat in the redbrick terrace house which had been home for 18 years to write notes to her loved ones, the Sunday People reports. She ripped the pages from a spiral-bound notebook and placed them neatly in little brown envelopes.



9 May 2013
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8 May 2013
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Social care in England has bleak future on £800m cuts

GMB North West & Irish Region

Social care in England is facing a bleak future despite planned changes as services have been forced into budget cuts, council chiefs say. Research by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services showed £800m was likely to be taken from the £16bn budget this year. The group warned it meant "the bleak outlook becomes even bleaker".



1 May 2013
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NPowers £100m tax dodge

GMB North West & Irish Region

NPower bosses pitched just £140 million into the government's fuel poverty fund while dodging up to £100m in tax, the Morning Star can reveal.

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