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National five-day British Gas strike over fire & rehire begins Thurs 7 Jan

Loyal workers have been provoked into this strike by CEO of profitable company and now they will make their voices heard, says GMB Union. 

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GMB WELCOMES U-TURN ON SCHOOL RE-OPENINGS AFTER PRIME MINISTER PEDDLED FALSE CLAIMS SCHOOLS WERE SAFE

Decision would have been taken days ago if Government had any respect for science or those working in schools. 

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GMB Guidance: Re-opening of Primary Schools & Early Years (England)

GMB has been clear from the start of the Covid pandemic that our school-based members’ safety and pay terms and conditions are GMB’s upmost priority.

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GMB calls on Government to postpone all school reopening in England

We know what a worrying time this may be for you and we want to assure that your union has been working throughout the Christmas break to get Government to rethink their decisions on Schools across England.
GMB Statement.

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GMB Christmas Closure

All GMB offices in the region will be closed from 2pm today and will reopen on 4th January 2021.

For any urgent employment related issues please contact your local workplace representative or local branch. For any urgent legal matters please call Unionline on 0300 333 0303.

We like to wish you all the best for the festive season and a happy and healthy New Year.


‘HUMBUG’ - SCROOGE SWEET COMPANY WANTS WORKERS ON FURLOUGH OVER CHRISTMAS – EVEN THOUGH FACTORIES NORMALLY CLOSE FOR HOLIDAYS 

Behaviour of confectionary company behind Mint Humbugs, Barratt Sherbert Fountains, Flumps, Bachelors and Kettle Chips ‘morally reprehensible’ says GMB Union. 

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GUIDE TO CLAIMING BENEFITS AND CREDITS FOLLOWING REDUNDANCY

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre has put together a guide to claiming benefits and credits following redundancy, funded by GMB, Unite the Union, The Alex Ferry Foundation and The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

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GMB BRITISH GAS MEMBERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO REJECT CENTRICA’S PROPOSALS TO CUT PAY, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Protestors - including a giant rubber GMB turkey - to gather at Centrica HQ tomorrow telling bosses ’turkeys don’t vote for Christmas’. 

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GMB UNION FEARS FOR JOBS IN THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR AS TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS KICK-IN ACROSS THE REGION

GMB Union, which represents thousands of workers in the hospitality sector, has expressed its fears for the industry and the workers employed in it as Tier 3 restrictions take hold.

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#MAKE AMAZON PAY #BLACK FRIDAY   

Amazon is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet, headed by the world’s richest person, CEO Jeff Bezos.    During the pandemic, we have seen Amazon grow into a trillion dollar corporation and Bezos become the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth.    

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