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



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.



10 June 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION IS ASKING OUR UNION MEMBERS TO DEMAND A DEADLINE FOR SAFE HOUSING

Justice for Grenfell says GMB trade union

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.



8 June 2020
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BENTLEY ANNOUNCEMENT OF 1,000 JOB LOSSES IS ANOTHER MAJOR BLOW FOR THE CAR INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURING IN THE NORTH WEST

1000 jobs to be cut at Bentley in Crewe

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:



5 June 2020
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3 June 2020
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TACKLING WORKING CLASS INJUSTICES UNITED AND STRONG GMB TRADE UNION ENCOURAGES MEMBERS TO ATTEND

GMB trade union ORGREAVE 2020 online event

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENT AT 1 pm, 20th JUNE

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.



29 May 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION COVID-19 RISK REGISTER FOR MEMBERS, REPRESENTATIVES AND OFFICERS

GMB union covid-19 register

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.



28 May 2020
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GMB UNION FEARS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY OF COURIER DRIVER MEMBERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Health and Safety fears at Yodel couriers in Northern Ireland

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.



27 May 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION THE USE OF PPE IN SOCIAL CARE COVID-19

GMB union PPE use for Carers Covid-19

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.

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