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.



21 August 2020
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GMB MEMBERS BALLOT FOR STRIKE ACTION AT NORTHERN GAS NETWORKS

98% of GMB Union members have voted to go to an official Industrial action

98% of GMB Union members have voted to go to an official Industrial action

GMB union members ballot for strike action at Northern Gas Networks. 98% of GMB Union members have voted to go to an official Industrial action ballot over pay.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) have made a derisory offer to GMB members which has been overwhelmingly rejected.

Whilst the COVID 19 crisis had interrupted pay talks which begun before the lockdown, the initial offer from the company was rejected with Union officials asking the company to come back with an improved offer.



21 August 2020
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GMB UNION WANT TO WORK WITH CENTRICA ON BUSINESS RECOVERY

GMB union keen to work with Centrica on business recovery

GMB want to work with Centrica on a shared recovery for the business

GMB union want to work with Centrica on the business recovery. GMB Trade Union is the biggest union in British Gas and PH Jones, with over 10,000 members in every part of the business - 80% of the union membership in the company – and with members in almost every parliamentary constituency in the UK.



18 August 2020
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GMB UNION IN NORTHERN IRELAND SAY REOPENING OF SCHOOLS LEAVES MANY VITAL QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

concern for Northern Ireland schools reopening GMB union

concern for Northern Ireland schools reopening GMB union

GMB union in Northern Ireland say reopening of many schools leaves many vital questions unanswered

The Joint Negotiating Trade Union Side consists of NIPSA, UNISON, GMB union and UNITE representing over 15,000 Support Staff employed across the entire Education Sector, we are gravely concerned about the arrangements for the reopening of schools.



29 July 2020
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SHIPYARD WORKERS SUCCESSFUL OCCUPATION REMAINS A SHINING EXAMPLE

GMB union success at shipyard Harland and Wolff

The inspirational example of the Harland & Wolff workers who on this day last year occupied their shipyard to defend jobs and secure a future for their industry is something all workers should look towards at this time.

Shipyard workers’ successful occupation remains a shining example to workers facing assault on livelihoods, pay and terms and conditions



16 July 2020
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13 July 2020
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9 July 2020
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LGBT+ EQUALITY INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN SPORTS Q&A FOR UNION MEMBERS

Union Equality in sport

During the Covid-19 lockdown our founder Lindsay England (GMB N&I equality rep) took part in a Q&A for The Football Collective.

FBC Session: Chris Gibbons, Lindsay England and Rory Magrath

LGBT+ equality inclusion & diversity in sports Q&A.

How do we make our sports teams and clubs more inclusive and welcoming?

Pride is a time for protest, education, advocating and celebrating for LGBT+ peoples lives and history. We would love more trade union members and fellow co-workers to be involved in local and national pride events as allies.



22 June 2020
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GMB UNION REACHOUT WEBINAR ON MODERN SLAVERY 3 JULY 2020 2PM

The team at GMB trade union Reachout have been working alongside Marek, the Lancs police and PAN Lancashire Anti Slavery Partnership in raising awareness of some of the challenges faced in addressing Modern Day Slavery.

Follow this link to register - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2415928226148/WN_amm3Yft4RGCaiSubuuf6yg

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