23 October 2020
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GMB UNION LEADING HEALTH & SAFETY FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

GMB union fight COVID-19

It is a health and safety issue, a matter of life or death in some cases and we don’t apologise for demanding that employers take every precaution to provide control measures to deal with this deadly pandemic.

GMB union is leading the Health & Safety fight against COVID-19

The GMB union is leading the way in tackling the Coronavirus impact on working people. Right from the off we have taken steps to protect our members, particularly those in the most vulnerable jobs. It is a health and safety issue, a matter of life or death in some cases and we don’t apologise for demanding that employers take every precaution to provide control measures to deal with this deadly pandemic.



20 October 2020
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS CONSULTATION SURVEY GMB TRADE UNION

GMB union public service pay survey

Please complete the GMB union survey. Union strength is in its numbers so the more people who join GMB, the more power we have to challenge employers and make a real difference for you in your work.

GMB UNION LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY CLAIM SURVEY(2021/22)

GMB trade union will be meeting shortly to agree the Local Government Pay Claim for 2021/22 across England, Wales & Northern Ireland. The pay claim will then be submitted to the employers in the next few months and discussions will start on your pay.



19 October 2020
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DEVASTATING IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON BAME POPULATION

Black History month GMB trade union equalities campaign

Research by University College London scientists found that people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK are two to three times more likely to die from Coronavirus

How will a future Black History Month record the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the BAME population?

October is Black History Month. But this year it is being celebrated under the harrowing shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.



12 October 2020
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25 September 2020
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MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY GMB UNION ADVISES ASDA MEMBERS

Masks are mandatory at ASDA union advises

Sadly, we have already lost colleagues to this virus

Masks are now MANDATORY, GMB union advises ASDA members

At the start of the pandemic we were overwhelmed with calls from members concerned at the lack of PPE/ screens masks etc, no monitoring of social distancing & excessive numbers of customers in stores

We pushed the Company to provide everything you needed to minimize the risks& whilst they were a bit slow off the mark at the beginning, they have done what they needed to do under Government guidelines



22 September 2020
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GMB UNION COVID 19 REDUNDANCY SUPPORT

GMB union Reachout Sept 2020

Access to the GMB Union Redundancy Toolkit – A useful tool available to all members that guides you through some of the important things to consider

GMB union, North West and Irish Region, Covid-19 and Redundancy Support

The following support is available to all GMB members in the North West and Irish Region. Working alongside the ReachOut project and a number of partners across the region support has been established for GMB members to access whenever you need it.



3 September 2020
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3 September 2020
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GMB UNION UPDATE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES PAY AGREEMENT 2020-21

local government services pay update GMB union

Agreement has been reached

Local government services pay agreement 2020-21, GMB union update

Pay

Agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the NJC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2020.

GMB trade union and UNISON both voted to accept whilst Unite voted to reject. However, in line with the Constitution of the NJC, Unite accepts the collective majority decision of the other unions that the pay award will now be implemented.



28 August 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION SAYS FACE COVERING U-TURN SHOWS MINISTERS MUST LISTEN TO WORKERS

Government u-turn on face masks

GMB wrote to the Education Secretary back in mid-July challenging

GMB trade union says, Face covering u-turn shows Ministers must listen to workers.

GMB Union wrote to the Education Secretary in July challenging the Government’s position on face coverings

GMB, the union for school staff, says the Government's u-turn on face coverings shows Ministers must learn to listen to workers.

Karen Leonard, GMB National Officer, said:



25 August 2020
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GMB UNION MEMBER, COUNCILLOR JACQUELINE OWEN, UK CHILD FOOD POVERTY

UK child food poverty concern

Concerns for UK child poverty, Councillor Jacqueline Owen, GMB union member.

Concerns for UK child poverty, Councillor Jacqueline Owen, GMB union member.

Food glorious food…

That catchy tune from the musical version of Dickens ‘Oliver’, how sad that for many children in 2020 Britain they still face daily hunger in one of the richest countries in the developed world.

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