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Welcome to GMBmatters - Our February News Update for GMB Members

Employment Law Brief - Shared Parental Leave:  Did you know that since 2014 women who are eligible for Statutory Maternity Leave (SML) and Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) following birth can choose to share it with the father, spouse or partner under a shared parental leave arrangement.

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Snow Difficulties And Your Employment Rights

Can my boss cut my wage if I can’t make it into work? Generally speaking there is no legal obligation for an employer to pay you for any days off due to weather conditions. However, it is advisable to speak to your employer to see if any agreement can be made.

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Office Closure

Due to the adverse weather conditions, all GMB offices in the region will be closed today and tomorrow, 1st and 2nd March.  Our offices will reopen Monday, 5th Mach 2018.

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

Messages can also be left on our answerphone at 0345 337 7777 and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


DHL DOES THE DIRTY BY SACKING LOYAL WORKERS AND SLASHING THEIR REDUNDANCY SAYS GMB

GMB, the union for warehouse and distribution workers, has accused DHL of ‘doing the dirty’ after staff were given the double hammer blow of losing their jobs and their enhanced redundancy payments at the same time.

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TUC National March & Rally – Saturday 12 May 2018

A New Deal For Working People: The TUC is holding a rally in central London on Saturday 12 May and will be joined by unions and supporters from all over the country. Together we will be calling for more and better jobs and a more equal and prosperous country. We want GMB members to join in and let their voices be heard.

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GMB Responds To Foster Care Report

Unions call for national foster carers register supported but bid for proper pay and allowances knocked back.  GMB, the union for foster carers, has made an initial response to the Independent Report on Foster Care in England and the recommendations made by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers. [1]

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Union Anger As Airedale NHS Trust Propose Move To Solely Owned Subsidiary

GMB, Britain's General Union, which represents thousands of NHS workers across the UK, has promised to continue its fight to oppose the proposal of the transfer of staff at Airedale NHS Trust to a new company which will take over the running of the Trust's services.

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Welcome to GMBmatters - Our Monthly News Update for GMB Members

Health & Safety Update: Working In Cold Temperatures - Employers must ensure the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings is “reasonable” during working hours. This means providing reasonable comfort without the need for special clothing.

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GMB BACKS SELECT COMMITTEE’S RALLYING CALL TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR FOSTER CARERS

Foster carers' union welcomes Education Committee's backing for key recommendations as step forward for recognition of fostering.

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FOSTERING FAIRNESS: UPDATE ON GMB’S FIGHT FOR FOSTER CARERS

It’s safe to say that 2017 was the year that foster carers finally had their voices heard. It’s no coincidence that the many debates in the press and with government are as a direct result of foster carers finding their collective voice and getting unionised

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