Politics is too important to leave to the politicians.
The rules about how trade union members have a say in Labour Party elections have changed. In order to have a vote GMB members need to sign up to become an official ‘Labour Party affiliated supporter’. We’re asking you to sign up.
GMB Give Official Notice For May Ballot For Industrial Action Over Tata Steel Proposal To Close Pension Scheme To Future Accrual
Our members are determined to stand up for their pensions and they will now have the opportunity to show their resolve by voting for strike action says GMB.Read more
Mitie employ 600 staff working in Lloyds Banking Group corporate buildings across England, Scotland and Wales. The talks on April 29th will cover paying a living wage for staff on Lloyd Bank sites in Gloucester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newport, Swansea, Leeds, Sheffield, Halifax, Chester, Warrington, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.Read more
Green Co GMB members (Sheffield Household Waste Recycling Centres) are embroiled in a bitter battle after staff have been sacked or forced to leave their jobs in a long dispute about how the centres are being run. Bullying, pay and poor welfare facilities are the key issues and in recent weeks the company has upped their use of zero hours contracts, ended of the living wage and threatened disciplinary action for the entire work-force for expressing an intention to take legitimate and lawful strike action.Read more
HMRC does not have enforcement powers to deal with holiday pay. Their powers are limited only to enforcing the national minimum wage for time spent at work. There is no enforcing body to oblige employers to pay holiday arrears. The only option open is for workers to take out Employment Tribunal claims to seek to recover unpaid wages. Many will be deterred by fees of up to £1,200 for employment tribunal claimants introduced by the outgoing government.Read more
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said “Only 16 out of 650 elected Members of Parliament secured the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in their parliamentary constituency area election in 2010. Only 15 Tory MPs out of 303 secured that level of support. We will soon see the double standards in operation as if the Tories are returned again they will have no hesitation in forming a Government while not securing 40% support from the electorate.Read more