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ASDA STRIKE LOOMS AFTER THOUSANDS TURN DOWN PAY OFFER

An Asda strike has moved closer after thousands of distribution staff turned down a pay deal. 

 

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JO COX CHARITY RUN BACK AT OAKWELL HALL THIS SUMMER: GMB UNION ANNOUCNED AS HEADLINE SPONSOR

The Run for Jo is a great way for the local community to come together and to remember Jo Cox and everything that she stood for, says GMB Union, as we mark the sixth anniversary of the murdered MP.

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TUC’S HEARTUNIONS WEEK

14-20 February 2022

HeartUnions 2022 is a campaign week of activity where the trade union movement celebrates unions and the good that we do.

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CALLING ALL LGBT+ MEMBERS IN THE REGION

To kick off LGBT+ History month we’re calling all members who identify as LGBT+ to sign up to our new mailing list.

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Mick Hubbard

We are sad to report that our dear friend and retired GMB official, Mick Hubbard, passed away in the early hours of this morning, at home with his family around him.  

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Home care workers to see a boost to terms and conditions in Wakefield

  • Adoption of GMB’s Ethical Care Charter will see the end of exploitative ‘task and time’ which sees carers paid less than the minimum wage in some cases.
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GMB REPS ‘BOX OFF’ NEW DEAL FOR MEMBERS

GMB Reps at packaging and box manufacturer, DS Smith in Featherstone, have negotiated a new deal that will see a pay increase of 3.8% across all grades and a High Street voucher worth £150.

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AMBULANCE BRANCH BACK DISABLED WORKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE

The team over at York Workers’ Disabled Co-operative are busy preparing for what they hope will be a great spring and summer in orders for their bespoke garden furniture.

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COUNCIL & SCHOOL WORKERS NJC BALLOT RESULT

We would like to apologise for the delay in providing the ballot results, considering that the ballot closed on 13 December.  However, as the results have been broken down by local authority, it has taken some time to analyse these which is necessary to understand the strength of feeling in different parts of the country.

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GMB UNION RESPOND TO ‘I AM TRULY SORRY’ STATEMENT FROM KATE JOSEPHS, EX-COVID TASKFORCE CHIEF AND SHEFFIELD COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Speaking on behalf of its members, the GMB Union has said they have been left angry and dismayed at the news that whilst Kate Josephs was the director general for the Covid taskforce within the cabinet office, she gathered with colleagues to have drinks to mark her leaving the civil service in December 2020 - whilst strict lockdown restrictions were in force. 

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