23 October 2020
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GMB UNION LEADING HEALTH & SAFETY FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

GMB union fight COVID-19

It is a health and safety issue, a matter of life or death in some cases and we don’t apologise for demanding that employers take every precaution to provide control measures to deal with this deadly pandemic.

GMB union is leading the Health & Safety fight against COVID-19

The GMB union is leading the way in tackling the Coronavirus impact on working people. Right from the off we have taken steps to protect our members, particularly those in the most vulnerable jobs. It is a health and safety issue, a matter of life or death in some cases and we don’t apologise for demanding that employers take every precaution to provide control measures to deal with this deadly pandemic.



20 October 2020
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS CONSULTATION SURVEY GMB TRADE UNION

GMB union public service pay survey

Please complete the GMB union survey. Union strength is in its numbers so the more people who join GMB, the more power we have to challenge employers and make a real difference for you in your work.

GMB UNION LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY CLAIM SURVEY(2021/22)

GMB trade union will be meeting shortly to agree the Local Government Pay Claim for 2021/22 across England, Wales & Northern Ireland. The pay claim will then be submitted to the employers in the next few months and discussions will start on your pay.



19 October 2020
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DEVASTATING IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON BAME POPULATION

Black History month GMB trade union equalities campaign

Research by University College London scientists found that people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK are two to three times more likely to die from Coronavirus

How will a future Black History Month record the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the BAME population?

October is Black History Month. But this year it is being celebrated under the harrowing shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.



19 October 2020
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FROM RED WRAGG TO JUST BULL

Neil Smith, GMB union Political Officer, union politics

The NRG members have, on more than one occasion, suggested that the government has fallen into that fatal trap of making national decisions based on a London-centric view with London data.

From Red Wragg to Just Bull

There is an old Chinese curse which says:” May you live in interesting times” and it applies to all of us right now. Interesting to say the least and strange in many ways as the Coronavirus comes back in a second wave and we are also being told “by the way prepare for a No Deal Brexit”, with all the mayhem and damage that will bring. Strange things are happening every day.



12 October 2020
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5 October 2020
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COVID 19 BAME COMMUNITY AND THIS GOVERNMENT FAILINGS

GMB union says government is failing

Their most obvious failing has been anything and everything they do that is associated with the Coronavirus

Neil Smith, GMB union Political Officer says ''Government is obviously failing, on Covid 19 and BAME commmunity''

Let’s be honest we could not have a worse Prime Minister and government - maybe other than Donald Trump - in charge of our future.

They are guilty of so many failings, either through incompetence or their lack of care for the majority of people in this country. Their racism is obvious. - Just look at the Home Office approach to immigration and the Windrush scandal.
 



28 September 2020
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STAND UP TO RACISM NORTH WEST REGIONAL ONLINE SUMMIT

Stand Up to Racism online summit

Sunday 4th October, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

STAND UP TO RACISM NORTH WEST REGIONAL ONLINE SUMMIT

Supported by GMB North West & Irish Region and others.

Speakers include: Neil Smith, Political Officer, GMB North West & Irish Region.

Sunday 4th October, 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

Workshops & Sessions include:

  • Covid-19, racism and resistance



25 September 2020
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MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY GMB UNION ADVISES ASDA MEMBERS

Masks are mandatory at ASDA union advises

Sadly, we have already lost colleagues to this virus

Masks are now MANDATORY, GMB union advises ASDA members

At the start of the pandemic we were overwhelmed with calls from members concerned at the lack of PPE/ screens masks etc, no monitoring of social distancing & excessive numbers of customers in stores

We pushed the Company to provide everything you needed to minimize the risks& whilst they were a bit slow off the mark at the beginning, they have done what they needed to do under Government guidelines



22 September 2020
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GMB UNION COVID 19 REDUNDANCY SUPPORT

GMB union Reachout Sept 2020

Access to the GMB Union Redundancy Toolkit – A useful tool available to all members that guides you through some of the important things to consider

GMB union, North West and Irish Region, Covid-19 and Redundancy Support

The following support is available to all GMB members in the North West and Irish Region. Working alongside the ReachOut project and a number of partners across the region support has been established for GMB members to access whenever you need it.



18 September 2020
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LIE TO GOVERNMENT IT IS A CRIME, THEY LIE TO US IT IS POLITICS

GMB union Politics Neil Smith regional political officer

We are currently at a major crossroads in the life of this government and the future of democracy.

If we lie to the government it’s a crime but when they Lie to us it it’s politics?

We are currently at a major crossroads in the life of this government and the future of democracy.

Telling Lies, law breaking and acting in bad faith are not good examples to offer up to society as a way to run a country. The knock on effect and the drive to the bottom is having and will continue to have serious implications for many parts of our nations and regions across the UK.

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