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GMB’s Regional Event of The Year

GMB, Britain’s General Union, hosted an event which saw the launch of a new learning fund named in the memory of the late Jo Cox MP and an awards ceremony where trade unionists were honoured for their commitment to others both in workplaces and the community.

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Care On Tour – March 2017

This is your invite to one of our eight care sector drop-in sessions for GMB members working in the care sector, to be held over four days in March in different locations across the region. 

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GMB to Petition Public In Support of Calderdale Foster Carers As Part Of ♥UNIONS Week

GMB will be in Halifax Town Centre (Woolshops) this Saturday, 11th February 2017 from 11am for a petition signing event in support of Calderdale foster carers, following the council’s decision to rubber-stamp detrimental changes to their terms and conditions.

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GMB Slams ASOS Sweetheart Deal

Union brands move by Community Union a ‘get out of jail free’ card for bad employers ahead of select committee inquiries.  GMB, the union for ASOS workers, has slammed a sweetheart deal struck by Community Union and ASOS logistics firm XPO which was announced yesterday.

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Eleanor Marx Award for the Most Inspirational GMB Woman

Our Taskforce recommended  that each year on the anniversary of her birth GMB would open nominations for the Eleanor Marx award.

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GMB CALLS ON NEW GOVERNMENT TSAR TO INVESTIGATE ASOS WORKING CONDITIONS AS ONLINE RETAILER POSTS BUMPER PROFITS

GMB calls on Labour Enforcement Tsar to investigate Barnsley warehouse as fast-fashion retailer announces UK sales climbed by 18% over Christmas.

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Amazon Petition: Work With GMB To Get Temp Workers A Decent Job

Why is this important?

Amazon offers "jobs of last resort" to the communities where they build their warehouses, currently Inverclyde, Dunfermline, Swansea, Rugeley, Bedford, Peterborough, Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster and Croydon. They employ tens of thousands of people, mostly on temporary contracts and at arm’s length through agencies.

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ASOS Slammed By GMB

'Seemingly huge differences' between conditions for staff at London HQ and for Yorkshire workers, says GMB.

ASOS today announced plans to create 1,500 jobs in its London HQ just days after GMB, the union for ASOS workers, held a ‘catwalk of shame’ outside the AGM in protest at conditions for warehouse workers in Yorkshire.

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CHRISTMAS SWEET SHORTAGE LOOMS AS HUMBUG MAKERS FACE FRESH GMB ACTION

Workers at Tangerine, who manufacture Barratt Sherbert Fountains, Butterkist Popcorn and Princess Marshmallows set to walk out over ‘derisory’ pay.

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Future of Work and Workers' Rights

In the coming months - partly thanks to high profile GMB campaigns against bad employers such as Uber and ASOS - Members of Parliament are going to hold an investigation into the future of work and workers' rights.

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