4 March 2021
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UPCOMING GMB UNION EQUALITY EVENTS IN THE REGION

GMB union equalities events

There are five active equality groups that meet regularly and are open to GMB union members in the region who identify with those strands. LGBT+, BAME, Youth, Disabled, Gender.

GMB union, North West & Irish region, upcoming Equality events

March 8th 10am-12:30 International Womens Day- open to women GMB trade union activists in the North West and Irish region. We are delighted to be joined by Gail Newsham, author of In A League Of Their Own, The Dick, Kerr Ladies 1917-1965



2 March 2021
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GMB UNION CELEBRATES WOMENS HISTORY MONTH MARCH 2021

GMB union celebrate womens history month

Although women over 30 were granted the vote in 1918, it took a further 10 years for all women in Britain to have equal voting rights in Britain

On Monday 8th March the region will be holding an online event to celebrate International Womens Day. Please contact Lisa Ryan, Lisa.Ryan@gmb.org.uk, to take part or join the GMB union regional equalities group.



2 March 2021
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SENATOR SEERY-KEARNEY ACKNOWLEDGES THE GMB UNION UBER VICTORY ON EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

Uber drivers win workers rights with GMB union

After winning the four-year legal battle, GMB union will now consult with Uber driver members over their forthcoming compensation claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Sen Seery Kearney Commencement Matter re Deliveroo & Employment Rights

SENATOR SEERY-KEARNEY ACKNOWLEDGES THE GMB UNION UBER VICTORY DURING THE DEBATE ON EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS FOR DELIVERY STAFF IN THE IRISH PARLIAMENT

Sen Mary Seery-Kearney was addressing the Irish parliament calling for a new employment status to be introduced into existing laws to accommodate the flexibility of the so called “gig economy”

The GMB trade union last week scored a ‘historic’ win as the Supreme Court passed judgement in the union’s landmark worker’s rights case against Uber.



26 February 2021
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20 February 2021
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BRITISH GAS WORKERS IN LIVERPOOL VOLUNTEER TO HELP LOCAL GOOD CAUSES WHILE ON STRIKE

British Gas members volunteering

Last year while on furloughed, British Gas voluntarily worked within the Liverpool community, delivering food parcels to those in need on behalf of the Trussell Trust.

These workers would rather be out doing what they are good at - providing a first-class service to all their customers, says GMB Union

Striking GMB British Gas workers in the North West are volunteering to help good causes during the industrial action.

The workers – determined to help good causes on behalf of the community while they’ve downed tools – will be at Kensington Fields Community Centre, in Liverpool, on Saturday.

They will be joined by Kim Johnson, MP for Liverpool Riverside and Paula Barker, MP for Liverpool Wavertree.



17 February 2021
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GMB UNION SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING GOVERNMENT BACK DOWN ON EXIT CAP

GMB union success Government back down on exit pay

GMB trade union first challenged the proposed introduction of the exit cap back in 2015

Your union, GMB union, has been successful in making the government back down on the exit cap that was brought in last year across England.

On 4th November 2020 the Government imposed regulations which put a £95k cap on all public sector exit payments. This pernicious change in the law affected workers in the Local Government Pension Scheme because the cap included Pension Strain Costs

What is the strain cost?



15 February 2021
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SYMBOLS OF SOLIDARITY TRADE UNION BADGE COLLECTING SOCIETY

GMB union solidarity Badge Society

Trade Union badges form a rich visual culture of the Labour and Trade Union movement

Symbols of Solidarity Trade Union Badge Collecting Society

Hi everyone, I am Steve Baguley, a CWU member, and member of the TUBCS.

The Trade Union Badge Collectors Society was founded in 1981 by a small group of Union members, and we are still going strong, celebrating our 40thAnniversary this year.

It is not just about collecting badges, history tells us that it is much more, that is why we strive to promote a wider appreciation of Trade Union badges, publish newsletters and other publications, and share information.



10 January 2021
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END FIRE AND REHIRE THREAT TO END BRITISH GAS STRIKE SAY GMB UNION

End Fire and Re-hire at British Gas say GMB union

British Gas profit of £229 million for its domestic heating business, six months to 30 June 2020 – up 27%

updated 14 January 2021

BRITISH GAS SHOULD RECOGNISE THAT THE ONLY WAY TO END THE DISRUPTION THEY HAVE PROVOKED AND SETTLE THIS DISPUTE IS TO TAKE FIRE AND RE-HIRE PAY CUTS OFF THE TABLE.  

If not, our members are set for a further 5 days of action commencing on Wednesday 20thJanuary.

British Gas workers rejected the company's fire and rehire pay cuts with an overwhelming 89% ‘yes’ vote for strike action.



7 January 2021
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4 January 2021
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GMB UNION GUIDANCE REOPENING OF PRIMARY AND EARLY YEARS ENGLAND

GMB union schools news Jan 2021

GMB union will not run the risk of our members being disciplined or dismissed from their employment for not attending work without an authorised reason such as sickness or holiday.

GMB union Guidance: Re-opening of Primary Schools & Early Years (England)

GMB trade union has been clear from the start of the Covid pandemic that our school-based members’ safety and pay terms and conditions are GMB’s upmost priority. 

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