19 October 2020
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FROM RED WRAGG TO JUST BULL

Neil Smith, GMB union Political Officer, union politics

The NRG members have, on more than one occasion, suggested that the government has fallen into that fatal trap of making national decisions based on a London-centric view with London data.

From Red Wragg to Just Bull

There is an old Chinese curse which says:” May you live in interesting times” and it applies to all of us right now. Interesting to say the least and strange in many ways as the Coronavirus comes back in a second wave and we are also being told “by the way prepare for a No Deal Brexit”, with all the mayhem and damage that will bring. Strange things are happening every day.



5 October 2020
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COVID 19 BAME COMMUNITY AND THIS GOVERNMENT FAILINGS

GMB union says government is failing

Their most obvious failing has been anything and everything they do that is associated with the Coronavirus

Neil Smith, GMB union Political Officer says ''Government is obviously failing, on Covid 19 and BAME commmunity''

Let’s be honest we could not have a worse Prime Minister and government - maybe other than Donald Trump - in charge of our future.

They are guilty of so many failings, either through incompetence or their lack of care for the majority of people in this country. Their racism is obvious. - Just look at the Home Office approach to immigration and the Windrush scandal.
 



28 September 2020
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STAND UP TO RACISM NORTH WEST REGIONAL ONLINE SUMMIT

Stand Up to Racism online summit

Sunday 4th October, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

STAND UP TO RACISM NORTH WEST REGIONAL ONLINE SUMMIT

Supported by GMB North West & Irish Region and others.

Speakers include: Neil Smith, Political Officer, GMB North West & Irish Region.

Sunday 4th October, 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

Workshops & Sessions include:

  • Covid-19, racism and resistance



18 September 2020
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LIE TO GOVERNMENT IT IS A CRIME, THEY LIE TO US IT IS POLITICS

GMB union Politics Neil Smith regional political officer

We are currently at a major crossroads in the life of this government and the future of democracy.

If we lie to the government it’s a crime but when they Lie to us it it’s politics?

We are currently at a major crossroads in the life of this government and the future of democracy.

Telling Lies, law breaking and acting in bad faith are not good examples to offer up to society as a way to run a country. The knock on effect and the drive to the bottom is having and will continue to have serious implications for many parts of our nations and regions across the UK.



1 September 2020
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MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS A CLASS ISSUE NEIL SMITH GMB UNION POLITICAL OFFICER

Death is a class issue, GMB union politics

Spending on things like health and social care is much lower here than in comparable European countries. This of course would be directly responsible for deaths, as well as mental health issues and addiction problems.

Neil Smith, GMB union political officer, believes that ‘’matter of life and death is a class issue’’.

We keep hearing that the pensionable age had to be raised because we are living longer. That might be the case in wealthier parts of the UK but not for those people living in the most deprived areas - some who can expect to die seven years earlier than their richer neighbours.



17 August 2020
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7 August 2020
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29 July 2020
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WATCH US CLAPPING BUT NO PAY RISE FOR MANY OF THE HEROES

GMB union politics Carer pay

Poverty kills. It destroys people, physically and mentally, causing depression among ordinary folk just trying to live a decent life.

GMB union regional political officer, Neil Smith, says it is disgraceful that the government can ''watch us clapping, but no pay rise for many of our heroes''.



15 July 2020
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FOOD POVERTY AND TORY INADEQUACY

GMB union politics fighting food poverty

NHS trusts are reporting that around 2500 children in England have been through that trauma

Food poverty is a Tory inadequacy

There are questions flying about how the country is going to afford paying the bills triggered by the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Furlough costs, spending on support for the NHS and care services and more.
But people seem to forget, we are a rich country. We are not a poor, third world country. The government can access funds through borrowing and diverting spending to meet the imminent needs of our struggling industries and services, if they choose.



8 July 2020
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