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GMB DEMANDS URGENT MEETING WITH WALMART OVER £12 BILLION ASDA STOCKMARKET FLOAT
Walmart needs to remember they are playing with people’s lives while they try to make billions on the stock market....
ASOS WORKERS THREATENED WITH BAILIFFS AFTER PAYROLL CHAOS
Some workers say they have had incorrect deductions from their pay stretching back many months says GMB Union...
Major Wilko strike looms over weekend working
A major strike is looming at Wilko over the company’s decision to force staff to work weekends. ...
GMB SPONSORED MATCH SEES EMERGENCY SERVICES DO BATTLE IN RUGBY CHARITY GAME
The first ever GMB sponsored charity Rugby League match between the Ambulance and Fire service is to be held in Yorkshire – with the help of former Super League and Test star, Garreth Carvell....
STRIKING NHS WORKERS WIN AFTER £1.2 BILLION OUTSOURCING GIANT AGREES WAGE RISE
It’s a yes! Says GMB Union as members get porridge back on hospital menus....
ASDA STAFF REVOLT OVER ENFORCED CONTRACT CHANGE FOR 60,000 STAFF AFTER FAILED SAINSBURYS MERGER
Nine in ten Asda staff oppose imposition of ‘flexible’ contract that could leave thousands worse off, bombshell GMB Union survey reveals...
NHS workers to strike after £1.2 billion outsourcing giant imposes 'poverty' pay
 NHS catering workers at two hospitals have voted to strike after a £1.2 billion outsourcing giant refused to up their poverty wages....
AT LEAST 1 IN 4 FOSTER CARERS FACE ‘NIGHTMARE’ OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS, GMB REVEALS AT CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
GMB Union calls reform to allegations’ process which sees foster children ripped from their home and causes heartbreak for foster carers...
BARNSLEY HOSPITAL PROTEST AT PRIVATE COMPANY’S ‘BRUTAL’ PAY CHANGES
Low paid staff being offered bridging loans while directors and shareholders get millions is disgraceful, says GMB Union....
GMB CALLS ON ASDA TO NEGOTIATE OVER CONTRACT CHANGES AFFECTING 60,000 PEOPLE
Workers would lose paid meal breaks and have to work bank holidays but get a pay rise under new terms....
GMB SET TO JOIN MAJOR NHS DEMO IN LEEDS
Privatisation is demoralising the NHS workforce and undermining standards of care. It’s time for Ministers to listen to NHS workers and managers and end the outsourcing and privatisation of our NHS, says GMB Union as it gears up to join one of the biggest NHS demos....
Sainsbury's and ASDA offer to sell 150 stores 'desperate and disrespectful'
GMB has branded Sainsbury’s and ASDA ‘desperate and disrespectful’ after the supermarkets offered to sell 150 stores to get their merger through....
Interserve handed £660 million taxpayer contracts months before facing collapse
Interserve was handed £660 million worth of public contracts in the months before facing collapse, GMB Union has revealed....
JO COX CHARITY RUN: GMB TO SPONSOR EVENT IN HONOUR OF MURDERED MP
The Run for Jo is a fantastic way to remember Jo Cox and everything that she stood for says GMB Union...
GMB UNION MOVE TO OPPOSE ASDA/SAINSBURY’S MERGER AFTER 'STAGGERING' CMA FINDINGS
Union warns that lives, livelihoods and communities are on the line, not just share prices.   ...
Tory zero tariffs will 'tear heart from UK manufacturing'
GMB has criticised Greg Clarke after he refused to rule out imposing zero tariffs which would ‘rip the heart’ out of UK manufacturing....
Hermes and GMB in Groundbreaking Gig Economy Deal
Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a ground-breaking deal between the leading consumer delivery company and GMB Union....
Eric Batty
It is our sad duty to advise you that our friend and GMB Stalwart, Eric Batty, passed away yesterday, his 67th birthday, after a brave fight against illness....
Court of Appeal rules Asda store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in pay claims
The Court of Appeal has this morning (31 January 2019) upheld the ruling that Asda store staff can compare their roles with those in the supermarket giant’s distribution centres in legal claims over equal pay....
GMB Congress 2019: Visitor Tickets 9th June - 13th June 2019
Any GMB branch in the region wishing to apply for visitors' tickets to this year's Congress can do so in writing to GMB Wakefield by no later than Friday, 8th March 2019. Branches should be aware that visitors attending Congress must do so at their own expense and make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please remember when making the application for the visitors' tickets to give the name, address and telephone number of the visitor. There are special visitors' tickets available that will allow access to the Private Session of Congress (if one is scheduled), but these can only be allocated to fully financial members of GMB. Please indicate on your application which ticket you require. Any visitors with disabilities, who require special provisions, should indicate such on their application. Copies of the appropriate Congress documents will be made available at Congress....