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TUC National March & Rally – Saturday 12 May 2018

A New Deal For Working People: The TUC is holding a rally in central London on Saturday 12 May and will be joined by unions and supporters from all over the country. Together we will be calling for more and better jobs and a more equal and prosperous country. We want GMB members to join in and let their voices be heard.

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GMB Responds To Foster Care Report

Unions call for national foster carers register supported but bid for proper pay and allowances knocked back.  GMB, the union for foster carers, has made an initial response to the Independent Report on Foster Care in England and the recommendations made by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers. [1]

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Union Anger As Airedale NHS Trust Propose Move To Solely Owned Subsidiary

GMB, Britain's General Union, which represents thousands of NHS workers across the UK, has promised to continue its fight to oppose the proposal of the transfer of staff at Airedale NHS Trust to a new company which will take over the running of the Trust's services.

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Welcome to GMBmatters - Our Monthly News Update for GMB Members

Health & Safety Update: Working In Cold Temperatures - Employers must ensure the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings is “reasonable” during working hours. This means providing reasonable comfort without the need for special clothing.

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GMB BACKS SELECT COMMITTEE’S RALLYING CALL TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR FOSTER CARERS

Foster carers' union welcomes Education Committee's backing for key recommendations as step forward for recognition of fostering.

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FOSTERING FAIRNESS: UPDATE ON GMB’S FIGHT FOR FOSTER CARERS

It’s safe to say that 2017 was the year that foster carers finally had their voices heard. It’s no coincidence that the many debates in the press and with government are as a direct result of foster carers finding their collective voice and getting unionised

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Growing Gap Between Bosses And Worker

MINIMUM WAGE’S TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY MARRED BY GROWING PAY GAP BETWEEN WORKERS AND COMPANY BOSSES

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GMB WELCOMES COMMITTEE’S RALLYING CALL TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR FOSTER CARERS

GMB welcomes Select Committee backing for key recommendations as step forward for professional recognition and fairer treatment in fostering.

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Christmas Closure

All GMB offices in the region will be closed from Thursday, 21st December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday, 3rd January 2017. For any urgent employment related issues please contact your local workplace representative or branch official. For any urgent legal matters please call Unionline on 0300 333 0303. The regional secretary, Neil Derrick, and all the staff at GMB wish you the best for the festive season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Office opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

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GMB INVESTIGATION ON 'MAD FRIDAY' REVEALS 900,000 AMBULANCE EMERGENCY CALLS WERE ANSWERED WITHOUT PARAMEDICS LAST YEAR

Police forced to take patients to hospital due to shortages in more than 1,000 incidents of 999 ambulance calls.

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