The World champion recently entered the ring in March 2017, against Kylie Cocker and won in style by KO in round two for a low kick full contact prestige match. Cathy who is also a world karate champion is now the WKN Full Contact Amateur Lightweight World kickboxing Champion at 53kg.
GMB, NIPSA and UNITE unions have learned that Antrim and Newtownabbey Council propose to outsource the black bin and dry recycling collections in the Newtownabbey area and the brown bin collection service in both Newtownabbey and Antrim areas.
Last year the GMB affiliated to the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and following discussions with Bert Schouwenburg, our International Officer on how to widen the distribution of our quarterly journal Free Press. With the support of the trades unions, the CPBF was set up in 1979, to campaign for a more democratic and accountable media.
At the 2017 International Women's Day event, hosted by GMB Radical Women's Network held at regional office, Kelly Murphy from The Salvation Army spoke about homelss women at Ann Fowler House.
The GMB has designed an interactive website paypinch.org which highlights past and potential future losses to public service pay if the government continue with the pay cap.
The report will be submitted to Government.
We recently launched a new regional magazine to replace the Fusion, so we need a name that reflects everything about us and our members in this region. Here is a link to the magazine, have a look and help us name it – https://joom.ag/DjRW
GMB Organiser, Albie McGuigan recently attended the official opening of Carrington Power Station, along with our branch secretary and site convenor Steve Butterworth.
Felicity Dowling from Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital spoke at the GMB International Women’s Day event held in March 2017. Her message is clear; Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital for all our sisters, mothers, daughters and babies.
An article written by Carl Roper for the Stronger Unions Blog makes a strong argument for workplace representatives and health & safety reps in the workplace. These volunteers, people who support our GMB members in their workplace, are also helpful to their employers.
As Carl points out,
On the 14th and 15th November 2016, the fourth annual GMB Young Members summit was held by the Birmingham Region. All nine regions came together to set out the year ahead and reflect on the past year. The GMB Young Members Network is a membership led democratic body that works to bring young GMB members together, making their voices heard in the union and in society by campaigning on issues affecting young people at work.