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GMB Says Proper Home-grown Energy Supply Would Be Cheaper Alternative to Hinkley-style Funding

It’s beyond stupid for the UK to rely on foreign Governments and companies to keep our lights on.

GMB, the union for energy workers, has said a proper home-grown, publically funded energy supply would be a cheaper alternative to another Hinkley Point C style funding arrangement.

Hospital Worker Suspended For Rolling Trouser Leg Up On Hottest Day

The suspended worker has been treated unfairly in our view and should be reinstated immediately and a sensible resolution should be brought about says GMB London.

Hospital workers in Watford General hospital who asked their managers for permission to wear three quarter length trousers because of the intense heat were told to keep wearing their normal black combat trousers. Yesterday, 21st June 2017, a worker was suspended from work for rolling his trousers up, disciplinary action may follow.

End Pay Pinch on European Public Services Day

Embargoed until 00:01 Friday June 23, 2017.

Union makes rallying cry on anniversary of the EU referendum.

School Staff Cuts ‘Devastating’

New figures show more than ten thousand support staff jobs lost.

GMB, the union for school support staff, today said that children’s education was suffering as support staff bear the brunt of school funding cuts.

Concerns Over Closure Of UK’s Biggest Gas Storage Plant

We must protect supply which provides 85% for heat to our homes, says union.

GMB, the union for energy workers, has expressed concern over the decision by British Gas owners Centrica to close the UK’s largest gas storage plant.

General Secretary Responds To Queen’s Speech

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“If that’s what the Prime Minister called a General Election for, she’s wasted everyone’s time.

Secret Plan To Close 26 Children’s Centres

Consultation begins today on scheme to shut almost half city’s council-funded facilities.

GMB has reacted with fury as secret plans to close almost half of Birmingham Council funded Children’s Centres emerged.