Ray will complete his 75th Marathon this week !     Ray Matthews will complete his amazing challenge this Wednesday arriving at Newman School at 16:30. He will have ran distance of over 1965 miles and  further than the distance between Manchester and Ibiza! This is a superhuman effort for an incredibly worthy cause. The money that Ray is raising will be used... Read More

Productive Learning Project

The Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Region of the GMB has approximately 64,000 members. A key aim of the Productive Learning Project will be the continuation and expansion of workplace and life-long learning not only to existing members but to those not yet engaged with the union learning agenda.   Through negotiated learning agreements the project will continue to build upon... Read More


PAY DEAL FINALLY AGREED FOR STAFF IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND MOST ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS         Dear Colleagues   Agreement has now been reached between the Trade Union Side and the Employers on the two-year 2016-18 pay offer.    All councils, schools and academies that follow the NJC for pay will be notified of this agreement so that... Read More

75 – an important number!

Ray is aiming to raise £75000 for Newman Special School in Rotherham by Running 75 Marathons in 75 Days starting on his 75th Birthday. That is a distance of over 1965 miles and  further than the distance between Manchester and Ibiza!  This is a superhuman effort for an incredibly worthy cause, The GMB Rotherham have sponsored race numbers 1 and 75. The money that Ray is... Read More

Local Government 2 Year Pay Deal – Latest

TRADE UNION SIDE DISAGREEMENT OVER TWO-YEAR PAY DEAL   Following full membership consultation by GMB, and similar exercises by Unison and Unite, there is a different position among the national trade unions over the two-year pay deal that came about from national negotiations.   GMB members, in a full secret postal ballot, voted by 9-1 on an above average turnout... Read More

LG Pay Ballot

  GMB MEMBERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS VOTE “YES” TO TWO YEAR PAY OFFER     GMB’s full ballot of all members in councils, schools and most academies closed on 14th March with a big majority in favour of accepting the offer from the Employers.   However, you may have heard that Unison and Unite members have voted to... Read More

GMB Rotherham App

      Get the latest from GMB  Rotherham wherever you are with the FREE GMB application. Download it to your smartphone to get instant access to GMB on the move. The apps are available now from iTunes and Google Play for Android.  Features include: Get the latest news from GMB Switch to Direct Debit Find your nearest GMB office... Read More

LG Two Year Pay Offer

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TWO YEAR PAY OFFER ON THE TABLE Following GMB national negotiations on behalf of members working in local authorities and schools covered by the NJC , we can report that the employers have put forward a pay offer covering the 2016 and 2017 pay round.  This offer is worth 2.4% on the paybill (over two years) and involves... Read More