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GMB REPS ‘BOX OFF’ NEW DEAL FOR MEMBERS
GMB Reps at packaging and box manufacturer, DS Smith in Featherstone, have negotiated a new deal that will see a pay increase of 3.8% across all grades and a High Street voucher worth £150....
AMBULANCE BRANCH BACK DISABLED WORKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE
The team over at York Workers’ Disabled Co-operative are busy preparing for what they hope will be a great spring and summer in orders for their bespoke garden furniture....
COUNCIL & SCHOOL WORKERS NJC BALLOT RESULT
We would like to apologise for the delay in providing the ballot results, considering that the ballot closed on 13 December.  However, as the results have been broken down by local authority, it has taken some time to analyse these which is necessary to understand the strength of feeling in different parts of the country....
GMB UNION RESPOND TO ‘I AM TRULY SORRY’ STATEMENT FROM KATE JOSEPHS, EX-COVID TASKFORCE CHIEF AND SHEFFIELD COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Speaking on behalf of its members, the GMB Union has said they have been left angry and dismayed at the news that whilst Kate Josephs was the director general for the Covid taskforce within the cabinet office, she gathered with colleagues to have drinks to mark her leaving the civil service in December 2020 - whilst strict lockdown restrictions were in force. ...
Latest H&S Covid-19 Briefing
Follow the link to watch the recording from our latest H&S Covid-19 Briefing...
NEW COVID TESTING PLANS 'GESTURE POLITICS OF WORST KIND'
GMB Union has described new Covid testing plans ‘gesture politics of the worst kind’....
WILKO TO CLOSE 16 STORES IN 'ANOTHER NAIL IN HIGH STREET'S COFFIN'
Wilko is to close 16 stores across the UK in what GMB Union describes as ‘another nail in the High Street’s coffin’. ...
Carers have to work 173 years to match average CEO pay
A typical carer would have to work for 173 years to earn the same money an average CEO scoops in just 12 months, GMB analysis of High Pay Centre data reveals. ...
FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND. MAKE IT HAPPEN IN 2022
Lighthouse Financial Advice is organising a ‘Planning Your Financial Future’ webinar specifically designed to help GMB members secure their financial futur...
CHRISTMAS CLOSURE
All GMB offices in the region will be closed from 2pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 and will reopen on the 4 January 2022. 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’d like to wish you and your families all the best for the festive season and a very happy and healthy New Year.  ...
Covid Update – Regional Response
You will be aware that the Government introduced its Plan B last week in response to the surge of the Omicron variant.  It is probably too early to say exactly how this new variant will develop, how it is affected by the vaccine and what impact it will have on society in the weeks ahead, but we are closely monitoring the situation....
COVID PLAN B: GOVERNMENT MUST MAKE FURLOUGH AND SICK PAY GUARANTEES
GMB Union has called for Government guarantees on furlough, sick pay and workers safety in the wake of the covid plan B measures announced by the Prime Minister.  ...
FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND. MAKE IT HAPPEN
Lighthouse Financial Advice is organising a ‘Planning Your Financial Future’ webinar specifically designed to help GMB members secure their financial future....
GMB RUGBY LEAGUE FULL TIME REP POSITION
The GMB have been consulting with the RFL and clubs on a great number of issues, one of which is the importance of having a full time GMB rep, recognised and resourced within the sport. ...
HS2 CUTS 'ECONOMIC VANDALISM'
GMB has described scrapping the Leeds HS2 leg as ‘economic vandalism’...
SHEFFIELD BIN STRIKE CALLED OFF AS WORKERS VOTE TO ACCEPT BETTER PAY DEAL
GMB members at Veolia stood together in an act of solidarity to achieve pay justice ...
Yorkshire Tories have failed the ‘levelling up’ test warns union
High skilled jobs at risk across Yorkshire if HS2 scrapped. GMB calls for urgent action to protect skilled jobs in construction and manufacturing. ...
Sheffield bin strikes suspended after new pay offer
GMB Union has suspended planned industrial action by refuse workers at Veolia in Sheffield....
BIN WORKERS IN SHEFFIELD ESCALATE TO ALL-OUT STRIKE ACTION AS VEOLIA ‘OPEN THE CHEQUE BOOK’ TO AGENCY STAFF
GMB, the union that represents workers at Sheffield Waste Management Service, Veolia, has expressed its total dismay at the company’s move to undermine the workers’ strike for fair pay....