29 April 2021
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GMB UNION DISABLED WORKERS GROUP HELD AN ONLINE EVENT AS PART OF UNION EQUALITY

GMB union Equalities event for Disabled workers

The Disabled Workers Group currently meet every 6-8 weeks

GMB union Disabled Group held online event as part of Union Equality

The regions Disabled Workers Group held their first event on Microsoft Teams this week. The event saw some of our disabled activists sharing their experiences in work, while travelling and also had some practical guidance around benefit advice.



6 April 2021
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EQUALITIES GROUP AT GMB UNION CELEBRATED WOMENS HISTORY MONTH

GMB union Equalities Group womens history month

It’s no longer unusual to see a woman bus driver, firefighter or engineer turn up at your house to repair an electrical fault.

March is Women’s History Month, celebrated by GMB union Equalities Group

During the month of March we celebrated Women’s History Month with some of our regional activists taking part in various events both locally and nationally. The North West & Iish region held an International Women’s Day event, there was TUC Women’s Conference and various national intersectional womens events have also taken place.



17 March 2021
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PHUTI LEKOLOANE SOUTH AFRICAN GOALKEEPER BECOMES PATRON

Phuti Lekoloane patron Just a Ball Game

Co-Chair of (JBG?) Alan Mercel-Sanca says, “We feel privileged when athletes from across the globe join our campaign and are excited at having Phuti on board.”

South African full time goalkeeper Phuti Lekoloane becomes a patron of JUST A BALL GAME?

As LGBT History Month 2020 kicks off, here at JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) we are happy to announce that the only ‘out’ gay South African full time footballer, Makapanstad Romans’ goalkeeper Phuti Lekoloane joins us as a patron.



16 March 2021
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STOP BLAMING WOMEN FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THEM

GMB union says stop blaming women

Most men are our allies and would welcome a positive move that would prevent us from being victims, calling out acts of misogyny where they see it.

Isn’t it About Time we Stopped Blaming Women for the Crimes Being Committed Against Them?

Almost all women, know a woman who has been raped or sexually assaulted but how many men know a rapist/attacker? Could this be due to the fact that many are not reported by the victim, for fear of blame?

Data from the UN shows that 97% of young women have been sexually harassed.



11 March 2021
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GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021

GMB union International Womens Day 2021

The online event was a success, although a muted mic is no substitute for networking over a cuppa

International Womens Day event Monday 8th of March 2021, GMB union

We had a fantastic online event on Monday which saw women activists from all sectors joining us to celebrate the achievements of women and recognise the contribution and sacrifices made.



9 March 2021
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I BEND, A POEM READ BY GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

GMB union regional equalities group International Women's Day

We felt this poem illustrated exactly the mood of many women, with the feelings and emotions of the poem being felt by the hundreds of thousands of women who have shouldered much of the burden.

GMB union Equalities Group poem, I Bend by Selena Odom

GMB union Equalities group read a poem, I Bend by Selena Odom , for International Women’s Day.

As we celebrate International Womens Day, the womens network looked at the role women have played throughout the pandemic. We identified that it is women who are more likely to have taken on those extra caring responsibilities. Many families prior to lockdown moved vulnerable family members into their homes to form bubbles, the majority of the extra work and caring for this will have fallen on women.



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.



26 February 2021
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4 December 2020
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