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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....
GMB CALLS FOR URGENT MEETING WITH ASOS BOSSES AFTER SHARE PRICE PLUMMETS
GMB Union is calling for a meeting with ASOS top brass to reassure our hundreds of members - the people who prop up their fashion empire - that their jobs are safe....
Christmas Closure
All GMB offices in the region will be closed from Friday, 21st December 2018 and re-open on Thursday, 3rd January 2019. 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. The regional secretary, Neil Derrick, and all the staff at GMB wish you the best for the festive season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Office opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm...
GMB CALLS ON EMPLOYERS TO BACK ‘STOP DOMESTIC ABUSE’ PLEDGE AS INCIDENTS HIT EPIDEMIC LEVELS
As incidents hit 2 million, union says ‘domestic abuse is a workplace issue’ and employers can lead the way in tackling it....
IT'S A ‘BLEAK’ FRIDAY FOR ASOS WORKERS IN BARNSLEY THIS BLACK FRIDAY, SAYS GMB
Union expresses concern over health and safety issues at retail giant ASOS in Barnsley as workers face a hectic Black Friday....
Big Win For GMB Foster Carers
It’s right that foster carers, special guardians and kinship carers are entitled to time to grieve for children they have cared for says GMB Union....
New GMB union site gets the thumbs up
GMB Union officially opens its new premises in Sheffield as part of the move to be a fit for purpose, 21st Century trade union....
Glasgow Women’s Strike
On the 23rd & 24th October, 8000 women will strike in Glasgow over Sex Discrimination/Equal Pay.  For over a decade the women of Glasgow have been fighting for Equal Pay....
MORE IN COMMON AND GMB SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD
More in Common (Batley & Spen) and GMB, Britain’s General Union, are joining forces today to raise awareness of hate crime and to support Show Racism The Red Card day, at an event they are co-hosting in Batley Library and Memorial Gardens....
GMB COMMENTS ON ‘BLOCKBUSTER’ ASOS RESULTS
Whilst today’s figures are great for the ASOS owners, much is built on the back of the warehouse workers here in Barnsley says GMB....
GMB Union Will Call for An End To Period Poverty at Women’s Conference in Leeds
GMB, Britain’s General Union, which represents more than 300,000 women across the UK will be hosting its annual conference in Leeds this Saturday, 13th October 2018, as part of its celebration of Women In The Workplace....
GMB Union Calls for A Better Deal For City Council Employees At Its Conference in Leeds
GMB, Britain’s General Union, which represents more than 8,000 members across Leeds City Council will be hosting its annual GMB activists’ conference in Leeds on Thursday, 11th October 2018, as part of its celebration of ‘activists in the workplace’. ...
GMB CAMPAIGN FOR ASOS WORKERS STEPS UP AT BARNSLEY WAREHOUSE FOLLOWING TUC DISPUTES RULING
Union goes on offensive in defence of workers as TUC hits Community Union with £25,000 fine after code breache...