3 September 2020
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3 September 2020
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GMB UNION UPDATE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES PAY AGREEMENT 2020-21

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Agreement has been reached

Local government services pay agreement 2020-21, GMB union update

Pay

Agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the NJC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2020.

GMB trade union and UNISON both voted to accept whilst Unite voted to reject. However, in line with the Constitution of the NJC, Unite accepts the collective majority decision of the other unions that the pay award will now be implemented.



1 September 2020
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MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS A CLASS ISSUE NEIL SMITH GMB UNION POLITICAL OFFICER

Death is a class issue, GMB union politics

Spending on things like health and social care is much lower here than in comparable European countries. This of course would be directly responsible for deaths, as well as mental health issues and addiction problems.

Neil Smith, GMB union political officer, believes that ‘’matter of life and death is a class issue’’.

We keep hearing that the pensionable age had to be raised because we are living longer. That might be the case in wealthier parts of the UK but not for those people living in the most deprived areas - some who can expect to die seven years earlier than their richer neighbours.



28 August 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION SAYS FACE COVERING U-TURN SHOWS MINISTERS MUST LISTEN TO WORKERS

Government u-turn on face masks

GMB wrote to the Education Secretary back in mid-July challenging

GMB trade union says, Face covering u-turn shows Ministers must listen to workers.

GMB Union wrote to the Education Secretary in July challenging the Government’s position on face coverings

GMB, the union for school staff, says the Government's u-turn on face coverings shows Ministers must learn to listen to workers.

Karen Leonard, GMB National Officer, said:



25 August 2020
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GMB UNION MEMBER, COUNCILLOR JACQUELINE OWEN, UK CHILD FOOD POVERTY

UK child food poverty concern

Concerns for UK child poverty, Councillor Jacqueline Owen, GMB union member.

Concerns for UK child poverty, Councillor Jacqueline Owen, GMB union member.

Food glorious food…

That catchy tune from the musical version of Dickens ‘Oliver’, how sad that for many children in 2020 Britain they still face daily hunger in one of the richest countries in the developed world.



21 August 2020
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GMB MEMBERS BALLOT FOR STRIKE ACTION AT NORTHERN GAS NETWORKS

98% of GMB Union members have voted to go to an official Industrial action

98% of GMB Union members have voted to go to an official Industrial action

GMB union members ballot for strike action at Northern Gas Networks. 98% of GMB Union members have voted to go to an official Industrial action ballot over pay.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) have made a derisory offer to GMB members which has been overwhelmingly rejected.

Whilst the COVID 19 crisis had interrupted pay talks which begun before the lockdown, the initial offer from the company was rejected with Union officials asking the company to come back with an improved offer.



21 August 2020
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GMB UNION WANT TO WORK WITH CENTRICA ON BUSINESS RECOVERY

GMB union keen to work with Centrica on business recovery

GMB want to work with Centrica on a shared recovery for the business

GMB union want to work with Centrica on the business recovery. GMB Trade Union is the biggest union in British Gas and PH Jones, with over 10,000 members in every part of the business - 80% of the union membership in the company – and with members in almost every parliamentary constituency in the UK.



18 August 2020
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GMB UNION IN NORTHERN IRELAND SAY REOPENING OF SCHOOLS LEAVES MANY VITAL QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

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concern for Northern Ireland schools reopening GMB union

GMB union in Northern Ireland say reopening of many schools leaves many vital questions unanswered

The Joint Negotiating Trade Union Side consists of NIPSA, UNISON, GMB union and UNITE representing over 15,000 Support Staff employed across the entire Education Sector, we are gravely concerned about the arrangements for the reopening of schools.



17 August 2020
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7 August 2020
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