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

22 September 2020

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.

All enquiries are dealt with in confidence and can be accessed by contacting your local Union Learning Rep or a GMB Reach Out Project worker on 0161 877 9439

Dedicated Welfare Rights Advice Line – 0161 877 9439

The line is open Monday to Friday during office hours.

  • Do you need some help with benefits?
  • Have you had an application rejected and would like to appeal?

  • Do you have a disability and need some extra support?

Call today for a benefits health check!

Employment Starter Packs - below are a number of starter packs to assist members in securing work. A good CV, covering letter and strong interview are all essential when looking for work. These starter packs set you on your way. Packs are available to download or can be posted on request. All starter packs contain a help sheet, templates and links to other support if needed.

Simply click on the links below to register for your pack or call 0161 877 9439.

CV Starter Pack

Covering Letter Starter Pack

Interview Techniques Starter Pack

Free CV Writing Service – GMB Members can request help if they are not IT literate or are struggling.  The data for CV is collected through either online forms or over the telephone by a project worker.  This data will then be transferred into a workable CV for you to build on and use.  

Simply click on the link below to begin building your CV or call 0161 877 9439

GMB Members Free CV Writing Service

Confidential face to face Advice and Guidance - Available through Zoom, on site or at a learning centre (if safe to do so) GMB members can book a face to face meeting to discuss anything you may need help with.

To book a meeting at a time to suit you,

Email: or call: 0161 877 9439

Access to the GMB Redundancy Toolkit – A useful tool available to all members that guides you through some of the important things to consider, as well as some useful hints and tips that can be requested as a digital download or accessed and viewed at the link below

GMB ReachOut Redundancy Toolkit

Onsite Redundancy Support Programme – Project workers can work with reps, branches and employers to put together a programme of support in a number of areas to help members through the redundancy process.

  • Employability workshops

  • ICT

  • Functional Skills (Maths and English)

  • Distance learning courses

  • Financial advice sessions

  • Welfare Rights - one to one sessions

Financial advice – call 0161 877 9439 to arrange a confidential appointment. We can help in a number of ways, including:

  • Independent one to one advice with a qualified financial adviser focussing on future planning, investments, retirement etc.

  • Debt management & emergency support – a confidential one to one discussion looking at any debt issues you are having and help to overcome any challenges you may have.

Training & Upskilling – Project workers can help members to access the training and skills they may need to move onto further employment or develop their prospects.

  • Are you looking to retrain?

  • Do you need help looking for a course?

  • Are you missing a key qualification?

Click here to see the latest list of courses available through the ReachOut Project

Help is available by contacting the team on 0161 877 9439 or email

Branch, Rep and Officer Support – If you would like any further information or you know of a workplace or colleagues that need help in any of the areas identified above please get in touch.


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GMB North West & Irish Region