Tag Archives: GMB

What drove me into trades unionism in the first place was that we were being treated as second-class citizens

George Goodenough – GMB activist at Hinkley Point

Another interview that was too long to be included in its entirety in the print edition. Interviewed by Dave Chapple, [...]
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I think women are improving their position in the trade union movement all the time.

Interview with Carole Vallelly, Trades Council and GMB activist

Sadly there wasn’t enough room in the magazine to print the full interview, so it is available below. Interview with Dave Chapple, Chippenham, August [...]
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Hosepipe Ban

Wednesday 8th June 2011 GMB congress told that parts of Midlands will see hosepipe ban in weeks unless there is [...]
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1 in 4 Not In Council Pension

One in four council workers already opted out of pension scheme shows proposed contribution increases to local government pension schemes [...]
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430 Workers Locked Out

Wednesday 16th March 2011 GMB WARNS BP, DU PONT AND BRITISH SUGAR OF LYNDSEY MARK TWO DISPUTE AT HULL CONSTRUCTION [...]
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31,000 Elderly Homeless?

Monday 14th March 2011 31,000 elderly residents in Southern Cross care homes face being made homeless as GMB calls for [...]
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Hutton Problems

Thursday 10th March 2011 Final Hutton report: more recipe for disaster than blueprint for reform says GMB Lord Hutton had [...]
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Remploy disabled workers seek authority from GMB central executive council for strike ballot over redundancies

There is little point in adding more disabled workers to the dole queues since we know that they are not [...]
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NHS Increment Freeze Rejected by GMB

Thursday 13th January 2011 NHS increment freeze rejected by GMB, the union for NHS workers in hospitals, ambulance services and [...]
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Unions to seek strike ballot for Sefton council staff

by John Siddle, Liverpool Echo December 8th UNIONISTS said they have a “massive mandate for industrial action” after Merseyside council [...]
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Schools Medical Provision Inadequate

GMB Warns parents that over 1 million school pupils with medical needs are at risk through “inadequate” provision as government [...]
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Schools Pay Body Abolished

Thursday 28th October 2010 Gove leaves schools and local authorities in lurch once again as government abolishes pay review body [...]
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Council Workers Face Lock Out

Wednesday 27th October 2010 10,000 workers in Rhondda Cynon Taff Council face a “lock out” if they refuse to accept [...]
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More than 26,000 Birmingham City Council staff offered voluntary redundancy

More than 26,000 staff at Birmingham City Council are being given the opportunity to volunteer for redundancy. A trawl of [...]
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3% extra on pensions – £1 billion pension raid on Council workers is wrong and unsustainable

Tuesday 26th October 2010 Government plans to hike pension contributions are unaffordable and unworkable GMB commented on a proposal contained [...]
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Trade Union responses to Lord Young's report on Health & Safety

Here are initial responses from the RMT, GMB and UNISON to Lord Young’s report on Health & Safety Young report [...]
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Tory Pension cuts to start to bite for 3.5 million pensioners as pensions rises are linked to lower inflation index

At a stroke in June the Tory led Government wiped thousands of pounds from diligent savers’ retirement incomes, now the [...]
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What's happening with the Civil Service Compensation Scheme?

The announcement by Francis Maude that 5 of the civil service unions had reached an agreement to changes to the [...]
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GMB Strike at West Lothian

GMB MEMBERS AT WEST LOTHIAN REFUSE SERVICE TAKE STRIKE ACTION IN PAY DISPUTE West Lothian Council need to come back [...]
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Academies – applicants in your area

The government has released a list of schools which have expressed an interest in becoming academies. The GMB website has [...]
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GMB members overwhelming vote for strike action in British Gas over 'macho' management

8,000 GMB members have voted overwhelmingly for strike action at British Gas GMB announced today. Over 82% voted YES for [...]
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Leeds Cleaning Strike

600 members of GMB and Unison have been on strike since the 7th September over Leeds Council’s proposals to level [...]
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GMB Engineering Construction Workers Vote To Reject Employers "Final Offer"

GMB Engineering Construction Workers Vote To Reject Employers Final Offer On Pay And Conditions  Members insist on the skills and [...]
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Leeds Refuse workers strike

GMB Central Executive Council provide £10,000 to hardship fund for victimised workers facing pay cuts and launch appeal to all [...]
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GMB To Ballot Engineering Construction Members For Strike Action At Power Station And Oil Refinery Sites

The objective of this dispute is to eliminate discrimination, unfair treatment and exploitation in this industry of workers wherever they [...]
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GMB Accuse Senior Managers Of Provoking The Unofficial Dispute At Lindsay By The Layoff Of Original 51 Workers In Breach Of Agreements

It is clear from what Richard Rowlands told the union that there never was any intention to redeploy these workers [...]
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GMB members at Anglian Water vote for strike action over potential £2,500 pay cut

Meeting on Friday to discuss form and timing of industrial action at Anglian Water says GMB 27 May 2009 Hundreds [...]
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"Government must take control of the banks"

GMB Press release January 21st 2009 Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary commenting on today’s rise in unemployment said: “Unlike some [...]
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Dustbins to overflow in Leeds

Strike action will commence with the first day of strike on Wednesday 23 April 2008, an indefinite work-to-rule will start [...]
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Stealing Union Money

Sooner or later some wag with a sense of the satirical is bound to call Gordon Brown Mr Sure Touch. [...]
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GMB reaction to the budget

Chancellor Misses Moral Target Of Making The Elite Pay The Same Rate Of Tax As Their Cleaners 12 Mar 2008 [...]
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GMB fights to reopen York Remploy Factory

Prime Minister Remains Silent as Remploy Management Closes Factory Today 7 Mar 2008 GMB today vowed to continue the fight [...]
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Remploy Birkenhead and Aintree Overwhelming vote for industrial action in redundancy dispute

GMB Press Release Strike ballots underway in a further 6 Remploy factories as disabled workers step up campaign for the [...]
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"GMB Prepares For Fight Over Local Government Pay 2008 Claim Submitted"

GMB Press Release 6% or 50p per hour claim whichever is the greater for 1.4 million local government workers 15 [...]
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GMB rejects 3 year pay deal for public sector

Responding to today’s statement by the Chancellor Alistair Darling, GMB which represents 300,000 public sector workers flatly rejected the idea [...]
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ASDA Walmart Skelmersdale depot workers vote for collective bargaining

16 Aug 2007 In an official secret ballot conducted by the ERS, the result of which was announced today, workers [...]
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GMB Calls On Labour Government To Honour Election Manifesto Pledge To Hold Referendum To Ratify EU Reform Treaty On The Constitution

GMB European Committee endorse ETUC position “No Charter of Fundamental Rights – no EU Treaty”  There was a meeting today [...]
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Migrant Workers To Vote On Strike Action At Roadchef

Roadchef’s withdraws five times a day staff transport costing £150,000 per annum to M3 service station with motorway only access [...]
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"Putting the 'h' into hypocrisy and the triple 'd' into double standards"

Remember Amicus leading the way to a new ‘super union’ which was going to change the world? Below we post [...]
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Five day strike by GMB ASDA members

GMB reps meeting in Manchester today have voted to implement a five day strike against ASDA/Walmart. Read the GMB press [...]
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