8 July 2020
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6 July 2020
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS FROM EVERYONE AT THE GMB TRADE UNION

GMB trade union says Happy Birthday NHS

Happy birthday NHS and here’s to at least another 72 in good health.

The NHS is in the public eye like never before and we need to keep it there. This weekend when many people are celebrating the 72nd anniversary of its forming there are so many things that we need to be aware of. Obviously the Coronavirus pandemic has been and is still a major cause for concern.



1 July 2020
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POLITICAL SUPPORT BEHIND WORKPLACE DISPUTES TO PUT PRESSURE ON INTRANSIGENT EMPLOYERS FIGHTING FOR JOBS

GMB union political officer Neil Smith

In the last two years our political work has paid dividends in this region with successful campaigns to, save jobs and stop closures such as Bombardier, ABC council and Harland Wolff in Northern Ireland and Cammell Laird on Merseyside to name just a few.

It is now around 100 days since lockdown and the health and safety along with the lives of our members and the public has been the major battle for us. The aftermath in economic terms now needs to be brought into focus as we face a major new challenge. Redundancies.

In tackling the threat of cut backs by employers and government, we need to use all options to try and avoid redundancies at every opportunity.



26 June 2020
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POVERTY EXTENDS BEYOND MONEY AND INTO EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND ADVANCEMENT OF YOUR SOCIAL ORGANISATION

GMB trade union Politics on Poverty

Parents going hungry to feed their children and food bank organisers panicking as they see a future which is only going to get worse as companies start to shed jobs.

Poverty is a health hazard. It damages people physically and mentally. It humiliates and causes major stress. Imagine the shame that not being able to feed your family properly would cause, the stress and pain of having to bear public humiliation. This wasn’t unusual, as we also heard that schools who were trying to access the vouchers couldn’t log onto the system and had to tell parents their visit to the supermarket to feed the kids was on hold again. Absolutely unacceptable way for people to be treated in this day and age, in this country.



19 June 2020
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POVERTY

Poverty

Poverty is on the agenda, like we haven’t seen it in many a year. On the agenda of the media, the politicians and the public as the Coronavirus crisis raises yet another lid on an unacceptable element of UK life.



11 June 2020
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3 June 2020
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22 May 2020
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POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM OR JUST DOING THE JOB

Political Opportunism GMB union

There has never been a time like now for the need of a robust, clever, hard-working opposition.

It is so clearly obvious that the all-party consensus over the Covid-19 crisis has not worked. It hasn’t worked for the country as the Boris Johnson government has made a complete hash of handling this major pandemic. It certainly hasn’t worked for the Labour Party as appearing to follow along with little opposition against every piece of incompetent government policy, which was a really bad start for Keir Starmer’s new leadership.

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