1 July 2020
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POLITICAL SUPPORT BEHIND WORKPLACE DISPUTES TO PUT PRESSURE ON INTRANSIGENT EMPLOYERS FIGHTING FOR JOBS

GMB union political officer Neil Smith

In the last two years our political work has paid dividends in this region with successful campaigns to, save jobs and stop closures such as Bombardier, ABC council and Harland Wolff in Northern Ireland and Cammell Laird on Merseyside to name just a few.

It is now around 100 days since lockdown and the health and safety along with the lives of our members and the public has been the major battle for us. The aftermath in economic terms now needs to be brought into focus as we face a major new challenge. Redundancies.

In tackling the threat of cut backs by employers and government, we need to use all options to try and avoid redundancies at every opportunity.



26 June 2020
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POVERTY EXTENDS BEYOND MONEY AND INTO EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND ADVANCEMENT OF YOUR SOCIAL ORGANISATION

GMB trade union Politics on Poverty

Parents going hungry to feed their children and food bank organisers panicking as they see a future which is only going to get worse as companies start to shed jobs.

Poverty is a health hazard. It damages people physically and mentally. It humiliates and causes major stress. Imagine the shame that not being able to feed your family properly would cause, the stress and pain of having to bear public humiliation. This wasn’t unusual, as we also heard that schools who were trying to access the vouchers couldn’t log onto the system and had to tell parents their visit to the supermarket to feed the kids was on hold again. Absolutely unacceptable way for people to be treated in this day and age, in this country.



22 June 2020
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GMB UNION REACHOUT WEBINAR ON MODERN SLAVERY 3 JULY 2020 2PM

The team at GMB trade union Reachout have been working alongside Marek, the Lancs police and PAN Lancashire Anti Slavery Partnership in raising awareness of some of the challenges faced in addressing Modern Day Slavery.

Follow this link to register - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2415928226148/WN_amm3Yft4RGCaiSubuuf6yg



22 June 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION MOURNS THE LOST OF A LEGEND RIP ARTHUR MOSS

GMB union legend Arthur Moss RIP

Arthur, who was the clear underdog, had decided to stand simply because “someone told him he couldn’t”.

GMB trade union North West & Irish region recently said farewell to one of our long serving and hardest working Union Branch Secretaries, Arthur Moss, someone who, without any shadow of a doubt, had earned the title ‘Legend’ many times over.



19 June 2020
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POVERTY

Poverty

Poverty is on the agenda, like we haven’t seen it in many a year. On the agenda of the media, the politicians and the public as the Coronavirus crisis raises yet another lid on an unacceptable element of UK life.



19 June 2020
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13 June 2020
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INCREASING CUSTOMERS IN STORE AT ASDA SAY GMB UNION MEMBERS

Increasing customers in store at ASDA

GMB trade union members at ASDA have concerns over safety in ASDA stores for staff and customers

Since the beginning of June we have had an increasing number of GMB union members contacting us, who are very anxious and concerned over what appears to be ever increasing numbers of customers in stores. Both myself and our National Union Reps, Cath and Jane have raised informally through the correct process, but the calls reporting this have increased mainly from the Manchester cluster stores, although not exclusively Manchester.



11 June 2020
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GMB UNION SAYS 600 JOB LOSSES AT BOMBARDIER WILL BE DEVASTATING FOR WORKERS

GMB trade union warn against job losses at Bombardier

Today’s job losses will be felt by every member of our unionsit is a bitter blow.

Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat

Bombardier plans for 600 redundancies comes only days after similar announcements elsewhere in sector

Stormont Executive challenged over inaction in face of mounting threat to vital Aerospace sector



11 June 2020
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10 June 2020
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS PAY UPDATE GMB UNION NEEDS YOUR CONTACT DETAILS FOR A BALLOT

Union needs your contact details for Ballot

GMB union needs your contact details for

Ballot on pay for Government & Schools

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS PAY UPDATE

As recently announced, GMB union will soon be balloting our local government & schools members on the employers pay proposals.

This will be a nationally organised ballot and due to the current Corona-19 restrictions the intention is for this to be an online ballot with a link to the voting site sent to members Email addresses.

If you work in local government or schools and want to take part in this ballot could you please make sure we have your correct details including Email address.

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