Rail fares are going up again 🚆😡👇 The annual price hike seems to be the only part of the privatised railway that always runs as scheduled. It's time our railways worked for peope - not private companies
Five years ago today the world lost the legend, Robin Williams. Let's take a moment today to remember him and the importance of looking out for those around us. If you, or someone you know, needs help then please know support is available. Below are some helpful numbers for advice: Samaritans: 116 123 Mind: 0300 123 3393 SANEline: 0300 304 7000
Unity is strength - by working together we can achieve so much more than acting alone. Not in a union? Join today - GMB brings workers together to get a better deal at work. https://www.gmb.org.uk/join
So how many of you have heard about the great Public Sector Pension Swindle? The Government don’t like us using the word swindle! Well make up your own mind read this post and sign the petition. Read GMB Press Release ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ HIGH COURT RULING MEANS GOVT SHOULD PAY BACK £2.4 BILLION TO PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS IMMEDIATELY SAYS GMB Ministers should be ashamed of themselves taking money from people who keep our health service, councils and government running says GMB union A high court ruling in a landmark pensions case means the Government should pay back an estimated 2.4 billion it owes to public sector workers immediately, says GMB Union. The court today  denied the Government leave to appeal against an earlier ruling that pension reforms in 2015 discriminated against younger workers - known as the McCloud judgment.  Ministers had been using the legal challenge as an excuse not to pay back an estimated £2.4 billion it owes to more than four million public sector workers for over charging their pension contributions. Under a deal negotiated by unions including GMB on how to draw benefits due to the cost cap mechanism the £2 billion was going to be paid back to the workers by reducing their future pension contributions and/or improving benefits. The Government had paused paying back the pension contributions pending the aftermath of the McCloud judgement. Following today’s ruling GMB says they must not delay any further. George Georgiou, GMB National Pensions Organiser, said: “Ministers have been doing everything they can to avoid paying back an estimated £2.4 billion they owe dedicated public sector workers' pension pots “They should be ashamed of themselves – they are taking money from the people who keep our health service, councils and government running. “The Government should take today’s ruling as an opportunity to do the right thing and pay up what they owe.” https://www.gmb.org.uk/campaign/tell-liz-truss-stop-public-sector-pension-swindle
Today Marks the 35th Anniversary of the “Battle of Orgreave” Don’t let the Government of the hook! Please send messages to the Government. See below how to register your complaints. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please Tweet Sajid Javid, Home Secretary: @sajidjavid and @ukhomeoffice Please demand Justice For Orgreave and use the hashtag #orgreavejustice in your Tweet
Dear member, GMB will be outside Riverside on Tuesday 18th June, 8am to 6pm pop along and see us, have a chat about the Christmas closure extension proposal, and pick up some goodies, any concerns come and speak to us.