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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....
#SaveUnionLearning
Earlier this month, the TUC received notification from the Department for Education that they would end the Union Learning Fund from March 2021....
ASDA TAKEOVER: GMB CALLS FOR REASSURANCES FOR OVER 100,000 WORKERS’ FUTURE
New owners must recognise Asda is a profitable well-run company thanks to our members’ hard work says GMB Union....
DO YOU WORK FOR HC ONE? IF SO FILL IN THE PAY 2021 CONSULTATION SURVEY
This year has been challenging for all of us, none more so than the social care workforce. You were finally recognised as the essential key workers that we always knew you were....
GMB RESPONDS TO ACAS STUDY SHOWING 1 IN 3 EMPLOYERS SET TO MAKE REDUNDANCIES DURING NEXT THREE MONTHS
Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan doesn’t even come close to addressing the scale of the challenge ahead says GMB Union...
HSE 'Covid Secure' Spot Checks
The HSE has changed their inspection processes to introduce spot checks on the 'Covid secure' status of workplaces....
OVER 80% OF CARE STAFF COULD BE FORCED INTO WORK WHEN ILL BY ‘POVERTY’ SICK PAY
Union launches campaign for care staff to be given full pay when sick, after hard-hitting survey of hard-pressed care staff....
BRITISH GAS BEHAVIOUR AGAINST BRITISH VALUES - KEIR STARMER
Keir Starmer has today called for the ‘fire and rehire’ tactics employed by British Gas to be made illegal. Speaking at TUC congress, the Labour leader said the company’s behaviour ‘went against British values’....
GMB UNION’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE TAXI BRANCH WELCOMES THE DECISION BY SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW PLANS FOR THE CLEAN AIR ZONE
GMB, Britain’s General Union, which represents thousands of hackney and private hire drivers across the UK, has today welcomed the decision by Sheffield City Council to revisit its plans for the proposed Clean Air Zone, in light of Covid-19 and the impact on businesses, transport and air quality....
STATEMENT FROM THE REGIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Following a meeting of the Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Regional Executive Committee we would like to extend our full support to National President, Barbara Plant, and the Central Executive Council in carrying out the recommendations of the commissioned investigation that has recently reported....
SAVE SHEFFIELD JOBS
GMB Organiser, Lee Parkinson, protesting outside Sheffield City Hall today, calling on the council to back our members and stop job losses at Sheffield City Trust....
LIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Lighthouse Financial Services have set up telephone surgeries and webinars to help support GMB members....
STAFF 'FACE MISERY AND HARDSHIP’ AS SHEFFIELD CITY TRUST PLAN TO AXE HUNDREDS MORE JOBS
GMB union says a further 200 jobs are at risk at Sheffield City Trust under unfair proposals which have already seen 79 redundancy formal notices issued in the city....
GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON FACE COVERINGS SHOW MINISTERS MUST LISTEN TO WORKERS SAYS GMB
GMB Union wrote to the Education Secretary in July challenging Government’s position on face coverings.  GMB, the union for school staff, says the Government's u-turn on face coverings shows Ministers must learn to listen to workers....