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More than 80% of parents not sending children back to school – GMB poll

More than 80% of parents don’t intend to send their children back to school today, a GMB poll shows.

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RISK REGISTER

GMB has set up our Risk Register so that members, workplace representatives and officers can record where things have gone wrong with employers’ responses to the covid-19 pandemic.

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VIRTUALLY STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR PACKED OUT SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF MEETING

Following the government's announcement of the wider reopening of schools on the June 1, GMB’s Sheffield Education Branch, along with GMB Organisers Sarah Barnes and Lee Parkinson, decided to hold the region's first online Zoom meeting for School Support Staff.

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£600 million social care funding in England must be used for Covid-19 sick pay

Paying carers sick pay they can survive on is the best way of controlling infection in care homes says GMB Union. 

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ASOS WAREHOUSE SUFFERS SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

A suspected coronavirus outbreak at an Asos warehouse has sparked calls for the site to be closed while a deep clean is carried out.

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UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS HUB

We have updated the Coronavirus Hub on the main GMB website to include two new updates:

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RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE

We are receiving calls from members looking for some clarity on what they should do in the light of the PMs announcement in relation to returning to work. Further details are being published later today.

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JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR OUR EQUALITY FORUM MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 AT 6PM

Your Regional Equality Forum (REF) are having an online Zoom meeting this Thursday 7th May 6pm and would like you to come along and share any ideas you have in supporting equalities, in particular something for Mental Health Awareness week 18th to 22nd May.

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Taxi drivers in Kirklees getting ripped off - GMB Union urges council to investigate

GMB Union, the Union for taxi and private hire drivers across the UK, has uncovered a potentially fraudulent scandal in Kirklees involving a number of taxi operators.

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A sad week for our Yorkshire Ambulance & NHS Services in Yorkshire & North Derbyshire region.

It is with very great sadness that we can confirm the loss of four GMB members this week, three having contracted COVID-19. All were well-respected by their colleagues and friends and will be deeply missed.

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