- Branch Secretary
- Cath Pinder
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Branch Meeting Dates
- 7th July 2016
- 1st September 2016
- 3rd November 2016
Meetings will be held across West Yorkshire (Venue to be confirmed) to give all branch members the opportunity to attend at least one meeting. Meetings commence at 7pm.
Your Branch Committee
Peaceful gathering in St Georges Square to express disapproval of plans to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary A&E.
GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire region stood in solidarity with junior doctors when they took industrial action yesterday in relation to contract changes. The government want to impose a new contract on junior doctors.
Plans to redefine unsociable hours mean doctors will earn less money for working evenings and weekends. They also want to change the maximum number of working hours a junior doctor can work. The BMA are seriously concerned this will put patients’ lives at risk as the doctors will be overworked and tired.
Cath Pinder, GMB branch secretary from Brighouse General Branch, organised GMB support for the Dewsbury Hospital picket-line. She said: GMB members, local councillors and the public alike felt compelled to come and show support for the junior doctors. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with them in their fight. NHS staff are under constant threat of the downgrading of hard fought for terms and conditions. Junior doctors today, another group of hardworking NHS staff tomorrow; we pledge our support to our colleagues in the BMA."
Pictured are Brighouse Branch Secretary Cath Pinder with Paula Sherriff MP for Dewsbury, Jawad Khan, Emily Warrilow and Affaq Butt.
GMB Branch Weekend
Pictured are Emily Warrilow and Aafaq Butt speaking on the Trade Union Bill.
GMB activists and members from Brighouse General branch put their 'Hands Around Dewsbury Hospital' at an event held on the 28th April 2016 to raise awareness of the threat to our NHS.