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GMB Calls On Focus Academy Trust And The Government To Do What’s Right By Special Guardians

GMB, the Union for Foster Carers, has called on Focus Academy Trust to rethink its decision to deny one of their members of school support staff pay for a period of time when she was left unable to work due to taking into care her brother.

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GMB UNION MEMBERS OVERWHELMINGLY REJECT NHS PAY OFFER

87% of GMB’s NHS members in England, have voted to reject the three year pay deal for NHS and ambulance workers.

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GMB AMBULANCE WORKER WHO SUFFERED ASSAULT THEN INSPIRED CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE LAW GIVEN AWARD

Sarah Kelly prompted GMB Protect the Protectors campaign to introduce tougher sentence for those who attack emergency service workers.

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£24 Million For Lifelong Learning

SHADOW EDUCATION SECRETARY REVEALS £24 MILLION PROMISE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING FUND AT GMB CONGRESS

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GMB Congress 2019

500 delegates representing 642,000 GMB members from all parts of the UK and Ireland and from every sector meet to discuss the industrial, economic and political agenda of the third largest trade union.

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GMB UK MAIL DRIVERS FURIOUS OVER FURTHER ATTACKS TO PAY

This new attack on pay will leave some drivers earning less than £5.00 per hour which is way below the National Living Wage says GMB

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Nestlé Trade Unions Call For Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Nestlé’s success has been built up over 150 years, based on an approach rooted in sustainability at all levels, including social, environmental and economic.

In 2017, Nestlé announced a share buyback programme, increased structural cost savings and set its first-ever profit margin target, all in response to the inflated financial expectations of the activist shareholder community.

The change in direction announced by Nestlé is an apparent rejection of sustainability and puts the future at risk.

The power of Nestlé in recent years has been to invest in new products and development, in research and innovation and to promote the development of a skilled workforce in cooperation with trade unions.

Even during the financial crisis, Nestlé’s strategy was to invest and to promote the virtuous circle, resulting in more job stability, good industrial relations, better working conditions and a safer workplace.

The effects of Nestlé’s new approach are already being felt: job losses, pressure on wages, terms and conditions, more workplace stress due to increased workloads, job insecurity and consequences to worker health and safety and to food quality and food safety.

Nestlé will dispose of categories and businesses that do not perform to expectation. Is this a smart approach?

The virtuous circle has turned into a vicious circle. The vicious circle means 20% profit returns now, followed by 25% and later 30%. How far can the quest for profitability go until there is nothing left for investments, including in workers?

We expect innovation and investment in our workforce – not the short-termism that is being proposed by Nestlé management.

The IUF and its affiliates pledge full support to all affiliates in their actions to defend Nestlé’s continued sustainability.

Solidarity is the key to success.


GMB ISSUES WARNING OVER ASDA-SAINSBURY'S ‘SUPERMARKET SWEEPSTAKE’

Union warns a ‘bargain basement' deal could risk gambling with 330,000 people’s futures - as workers kept in dark on grocery merger.

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GMB to Lobby Doncaster NHS Board Meeting Over Plans To Outsource Hospital Services

GMB, the union for NHS workers across the UK, will hold a demo outside of Doncaster Royal Infirmary on Monday, 30th April, at the same time as the Trust’s board meet to discuss a feasibility study which if put into action will mean services at the Trust will be transferred to a wholly owned subsidiary.

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We must remember the dead and fight for the living says Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield

GMB offices across the region fell silent today to remember the dead and fight for the living as the World commemorates International Workers’ Memorial Day.

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