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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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:
GMB trade union have now, at least a short reprieve for vulnerable ASDA collegues.
Statement from ASDA to GMB trade union members, for the vulnerable colleagues and those living with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable themselves.
Every year the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign hold a wonderful, vibrant trade union rally at Orgreave to commemorate the day Striking Miners were brutalised by police at the Orgreave Coking plant on 18th June 1984. This gives us all an opportunity to meet and show solidarity with comrades and friends and gather together with our magnificent display of banners and placards.
The GMB trade union, with Unionline Solicitors, set up a Covid-19 Risk Register for our union members, workplace representatives and officers. This register is a place you can record when things have gone wrong with the response by your employers to the pandemic.
GMB union Individual Risk Register
Individuals can complete this form to record their concerns about what has happened to them.
Removal of the scheme has serious health & safety implications, as there is an increased risk of cross contamination of Covid-19
ONE of the largest courier firms in the UK are putting staff at deadly risk by imposing changes on their drivers across Northern Ireland.
The GMB union has slammed the decision to force through a plan, removing the right of staff to take the vans home after work. They argue that the timing couldn’t be worse as people attempt to come to terms with the deadly pandemic, which has so far caused over 50,000 deaths in the UK.
The union still have concerns regarding the guidance issued to social care workers on the use of PPE
The issue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in social care has been one of the huge problems faced by GMB union members working in social care during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The social care workforce were originally excluded from Government and Public Health England Guidance. The GMB union was successful in getting this guidance amended.