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GMB 5 aside Football Competition - Get Signed Up!

We are pleased to announce a GMB 5 a-side footy tournament that our region is running in Leeds on Sunday 9th August.  This is a first for us and promises to be a fantastic day but ONLY IF you all turn up and even agree to enter a team!

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Sign Up And Have Your Say In The Labour Party Leadership

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. 

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Sign Up & Have Your Say In The Labour Party Leadership

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. 

 

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GMB TO JOIN ACTION MESOTHELIOMA DAY SERVICE

GMB To Join Action Mesothelioma Day Remembrance Service On Friday 3rd July In London.

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Tata Steel Strike Ballot

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.

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In Defence Of Public Services

IN DEFENCE OF PUBLIC SERVICES

The Tory-Lib Dem cuts to public services are vindictive and wrong. The Coalition Government is attacking the services it took years of Labour investment to rebuild. This cannot go unchallenged.

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GMB Seek Living Wage For Staff At Lloyds Bank In Leeds, Sheffield and Halifax

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.

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Support Green Co Workers In Sheffield


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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. 

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Employers Named & Shamed For Not Paying National Minimum Wage Will Owe Holiday Pay Arrears

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.

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Tories Plan A 40% Threshold For Strike Votes In The Public Sector

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.

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