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BRITISH GAS WORKERS START SECOND WAVE OF STRIKE ACTION TOMORROW AS COMPANY FAIL TO SEE SENSE OVER FIRE AND REHIRE PLANS
GMB members working at British Gas will forge ahead with a second wave of strike action as their appeal to the company to rethink its fire and rehire policy go unheeded....
GMB ANNOUNCE NEW BRITISH GAS STRIKE DATES
British Gas should recognise that the only way to end the disruption they provoked is to take fire and rehire pay cuts off the table....
ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF NHS STAFF READY TO WALK
On ‘International Thank You’ day GMB revealed shocking figures showing 60% of NHS staff considering leaving the service - and calls for resources for the overwhelmed service....
National five-day British Gas strike over fire & rehire begins Thurs 7 Jan
Loyal workers have been provoked into this strike by CEO of profitable company and now they will make their voices heard, says GMB Union. ...
GMB WELCOMES U-TURN ON SCHOOL RE-OPENINGS AFTER PRIME MINISTER PEDDLED FALSE CLAIMS SCHOOLS WERE SAFE
Decision would have been taken days ago if Government had any respect for science or those working in schools. ...
GMB Guidance: Re-opening of Primary Schools & Early Years (England)
GMB has been clear from the start of the Covid pandemic that our school-based members’ safety and pay terms and conditions are GMB’s upmost priority....
GMB calls on Government to postpone all school reopening in England
We know what a worrying time this may be for you and we want to assure that your union has been working throughout the Christmas break to get Government to rethink their decisions on Schools across England. GMB Statement....
GMB Christmas Closure
All GMB offices in the region will be closed from 2pm today and will reopen on 4th January 2021. For any urgent employment related issues please contact your local workplace representative or local branch. For any urgent legal matters please call Unionline on 0300 333 0303. We like to wish you all the best for the festive season and a happy and healthy New Year....
‘HUMBUG’ - SCROOGE SWEET COMPANY WANTS WORKERS ON FURLOUGH OVER CHRISTMAS – EVEN THOUGH FACTORIES NORMALLY CLOSE FOR HOLIDAYS 
Behaviour of confectionary company behind Mint Humbugs, Barratt Sherbert Fountains, Flumps, Bachelors and Kettle Chips ‘morally reprehensible’ says GMB Union. ...
GUIDE TO CLAIMING BENEFITS AND CREDITS FOLLOWING REDUNDANCY
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre has put together a guide to claiming benefits and credits following redundancy, funded by GMB, Unite the Union, The Alex Ferry Foundation and The Coalfields Regeneration Trust....
GMB BRITISH GAS MEMBERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO REJECT CENTRICA’S PROPOSALS TO CUT PAY, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Protestors - including a giant rubber GMB turkey - to gather at Centrica HQ tomorrow telling bosses ’turkeys don’t vote for Christmas’. ...
GMB UNION FEARS FOR JOBS IN THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR AS TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS KICK-IN ACROSS THE REGION
GMB Union, which represents thousands of workers in the hospitality sector, has expressed its fears for the industry and the workers employed in it as Tier 3 restrictions take hold....
#MAKE AMAZON PAY #BLACK FRIDAY   
Amazon is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet, headed by the world’s richest person, CEO Jeff Bezos.    During the pandemic, we have seen Amazon grow into a trillion dollar corporation and Bezos become the first person in history to amass 0 billion in personal wealth.    ...
SWISSPORT MAKES 3,000 WORKERS REDUNDANT AFTER REFUSING TO ACCESS EXTENDED FURLOUGH SCHEME
Thousands are facing Christmas with no job thanks to Swissport’s intractable attitude.  Swissport have pressed ahead with mass redundancies which came into effect on the 31st October despite GMB calls to reinstate the workers and furlough them instead....
Big Union Phone Bank!
Come and join Tracy Brabin and trade union members who are backing Tracy4Mayor for the BIG union phone bank on Monday, 23 November at 6pm....
FANCY A (VIRTUAL) CUPPA WITH TRACY BRABIN AND ANGELA GRIFFIN?
Tracy is standing to be Labour’s candidate for the Mayor of West Yorkshire. COVID19 means that we can’t do the usual member meetings and events, so Tracy wants to try something a bit different....
NHS PAY JUSTICE SURVEY
GMB and other recognised health unions are still waiting for a response from Government regarding our joint campaign for a ‘significant and early pay increase’ for NHS staff....
#SaveUnionLearning Update
What an amazing start to the #SaveUnionLearning campaign this week!  In case you didn’t see it, we got great coverage in the Guardian and in the sector press....
SIGN OUR PETITION: UNION FURY AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL PROPOSE CARE FACILITY CLOSURES
GMB Union, which represents thousands of Leeds City Council workers, has expressed anger at the proposals to close care facilities across the city....
GMB UNION EXPRESSES ANGER OVER LACK OF GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION AS MORE JOBS ARE SET TO GO AT LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT
GMB Union, which represents thousands of members in the aviation industry, is saddened to hear the announcement today that more than 100 jobs are set to go at Leeds Bradford Airport as the impact of Covid-19 takes hold....