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Leeds Fire and Rehire Rally
GMB Activists from several branches joined Tracey Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, Alex Sobel MP for Leeds North West and Barry Gardiner MP demanding the passage of a new law which would ban fire and rehire tactics.  The rally comes as Barry is proposing a new law in Parliament that would ban fire and rehire tactics used by employers to enforce poor terms and conditions. The recent British Gas strike was brought about because the employer opted to impose unfavourable contracts on gas workers, this new law would make that illegal.  Tell your MP to make fire and rehire illegal: Email Your MP...
ALMOST 150,000 SELF-FUNDING CARE HOME RESIDENTS PROPPING UP ‘BROKEN SYSTEM’, ONS FIGURES SHOW
Many families are being plunged into debt to generate bloated profits for shadowy private companies, says GMB Union ...
Fire and Rehire Rally: Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, 15th October, 12pm to 1pm
Join us for this very important event. There will be several GMB supported MP’s speaking at the event so it would great to have a good GMB presence. ...
GMB RESPONDS AS ASOS BOSS STEPS DOWN 
Under Mr Beighton’s tenure profits rocket while hard-pressed workers were denied toilet breaks, says GMB Union. ...
HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK: 9-16 OCTOBER 2021
GMB activist Ian Kemp from Parkgate Branch in Rotherham tells us why he will be backing Hate Crime Awareness Week....
GMB MEMBERS VOTE TO REJECT THE NJC PAY OFFER
GMB members across Local Government, Councils and Schools have been having their say on pay and the results are in! Three quarters of GMB members balloted (75%) have voted to reject the pay offer....
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
As we celebrate the start of Black History Month, we speak to GMB activist Hashim Equiano from Leeds; he tells us what Black History Month means to him....
FOR GMB MEMBERS IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE COVID-19 & FLU VACCINATION SURVEY
The Government in England made it law that all workers in adult residential care homes had to be Covid-19 vaccinated as a requirement of their employment....
NATIONAL INSURANCE TAX HIKE WILL SNATCH £120 MILLION FROM CARERS’ POCKETS, LABOUR CONFERENCE WILL HEAR
England’s 1.25 million care workers will stump up to the tune of almost £100 a piece, GMB analysis reveals ...
Labour conference backs energy workers' futures
GMB Union says Labour conference’s backing hundreds of thousands of energy workers will be welcomed in working class communities across the UK. ...
Ethical Home Care Commissioning Charter 2021: A plan to revolutionise the way care is commissioned throughout the UK
GMB have, along with our sister unions, been setting out what needs to happen to fix our care crisis for years....
BOSSES OF FAILED ENERGY SUPPLIERS SCOOPED ALMOST £1.7MILLION LAST YEAR
Analysis by GMB, the energy union, reveals the bosses of four failed energy suppliers trousered almost £1.7 million in pay and benefits last year....
GMB warns no "Get Out of Jail Free" card for energy firms
GMB, the energy union, says any Government bailout for failing energy companies must come with guarantees for the future of the UK’s energy security....
GMB members reject NHS pay deal - strike ballot to follow
More than 9 out of 10 GMB members in the NHS have rejected the Government’s pay ‘insult’. ...
TUC: CONGRESS 2021
This week we had TUC: Congress 2021, with a packed agenda and plenty of debates and discussions.   The line-up of guest speakers included leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, and on the final day there was recognition of the outstanding achievements of dedicated trade union reps who stepped up to the challenges of the pandemic. ...
1.6 million furlough cliff edge risks killing recovery before it even starts
GMB has called for urgent talks with the Government and employers to avoid mass lay-offs when the Job Retention Scheme ends after 30 September. ...
NHS and Care Levy Cash Must Be Ring-Fenced For Workers
GMB, the union for NHS and social care workers, says any new funding must include ring-fenced cash for the workers who keep things running every day....
Local government, councils and schools: pay ballot is now open
GMB members working in local government, councils, schools and academies, and whose pay, terms and conditions are governed by the National Joint Council, are taking part in the biggest GMB pay ballot of the year, as balloting opened today (1 September)....
GMB RESPONDS TO CALLS FOR 'URGENT' NHS RESCUE PLAN
GMB, the union for health workers, has responded to Labour’s call for an urgent NHS rescue plan.   Analysis by the party shows patients are routinely waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment. ...
GMB AND UBER PLEDGE TO END EXPLOITATION OF MORE THAN 200,000 DRIVERS
GMB Union and Uber committed to end the exploitation of more than 200,000 drivers who use ride hailing apps....