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BRITISH GAS STRIKE DAYS 23 TO 26 GO AHEAD AS PARENT COMPANY CENTRICA ANNOUNCES £700 MILLION PROFIT
Fire and rehire remains the main obstacle to a potential settlement from the talks at ACAS, says GMB Union...
GMB YOUNG MEMBERS SUPPORT BRITISH GAS MEMBERS WITH £2,000 DONATION TO STRIKE FUND
Members from the GMB Young Members’ Network (YMN), in the region, have agreed to donate £2,000 from their fund to support striking British Gas workers....
UNIONS CALL FOR SUBSTANTIAL PAY RISE FOR COUNCIL AND SCHOOL WORKERS
Our members put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public, their dedication must be recognised, says GMB Union....
COMMUNITY ANGER AS ASTREA ACADEMY TRUST PULLS THE PLUG ON LOCAL DONCASTER SCHOOL
GMB Union, which represents thousands of school support staff across the UK, has today slammed Astrea Academy Trust following its announcement that Hillside Primary School in Doncaster is closing to save money. ...
GMB UNION AND BARNSLEY COUNCIL JOIN FORCES FOR GOOD CAUSE
Food and supplies worth £12,000 is now being distributed to vulnerable residents by Age UK Barnsley thanks to the fundraising efforts of Barnsley Council staff and the local GMB Union branch. ...
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....