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.
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.
GMB trade union members and representatives, please find the latest wages and inflation report attached, as well as the latest key figures document that includes the updated October 2019 contribution rates as agreed by GMB union Congress.
Headline twelve-month inflation rates in May were:
RPI: 1% (down from 1.5% in April)
CPI: 0.5% (down from 0.8% in April)
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.
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Frontline. What do we normally envisage when we hear or see that word? Well it is almost certainly different than maybe four months ago. Rather than troops on the frontline of war or terrorism, we now immediately think of Carers.
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.
The GMB trade union supports the fight for justice at Grenfell and safe housing. We are asking our union members to please help this cause and write to your MP demanding a deadline for safe housing, using this link SupportGrenfell.co.uk We must urge the Gov to act now. Write to your MP demanding the Government publish a deadline and detailed timeline to remove all flammable cladding and hold themselves accountable if they fail to meet the deadline again.
BENTLEY ANNOUNCEMENT OF 1,000 JOB LOSSES IS ANOTHER MAJOR BLOW FOR THE CAR INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURING IN THE NORTH WEST
GMB trade union have reacted to Friday’s announcement by luxury car maker Bentley that they are seeking to make 1,000 staff redundant at their factory in Crewe Cheshire describing it as another bitter blow to manufacturing in the region at the worst possible time.
Bentley currently employs 4,200 staff at Crewe with the proposed redundancies accounting for around a quarter of their employees. The company have said the redundancies will initially be voluntary.
GMB union Convenor Simon Wright said: