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Posted: 20th October 2015


Following discussions at national joint secretary level we have started to get feedback from the employers about the 2016 pay round for local government services and schools.  This follows the claim submitted by the trade unions earlier this year and a series of consultations that the national employers have held…

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GMB General Secretary Election

Posted: 14th October 2015

GMB will be electing a new General Secretary and voting papers will be in all members’ magazines that will reach your homes no later than 14th October 2015.

Only 2 candidates are standing and they are:

Tim Roache – Regional Secretary for Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region

Paul McCarthy – Regional Secretary for North West…

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Posted: 13th October 2015

UNIONLINE – Your Trade Union Law Firm

UNIONLINE was established by the GMB and CWU unions to provide a broad range of legal services to their members. Our aim is to provide the first line of support to members for any legal need.

We provide legal services to members throughout Britain, working with selected specialist…

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2015 Branch Meetings

Posted: 9th October 2015

The dates have been set for the 2015 Branch Meetings

Tuesday 17th February 2015

Tuesday 21st April 2015

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Tuesday 18th August 2015

Tuesday 20th October 2015

Tuesday 15th December 2015

All to be held in the GMB office, 2nd Floor, Bailey House

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Abbey School Victory

Posted: 6th March 2015

Parents, GMB and NUT Campaign successful in Keeping Abbey School open Victory!

Victory following a long campaign lead by parents, the GMB and NUT trade unions, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council have  announced a u-turn on their plans to close Abbey Special School. Despite the victory for campaigners, the council still intends to reduce the…

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Childcare disqualification regulations

Posted: 23rd January 2015

Childcare disqualification regulations: GMB advice and FAQs

THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION has put out advice which is causing concern and confusion in some schools.

It is about legal regulations which disqualify certain people from working in Early Years or in childcare provision for “later years” (i.e. children under the age of 8). These regulations are…

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Abbey Special School Faces Closure

Posted: 24th November 2014

Abbey Special School Faces Closure

Abbey Special School in Rotherham, which teaches 87 children with a range of behavioural and learning difficulties, has suffered disruption since a staff restructuring programme was introduced last year.

Teachers and Support staff took strike action earlier in the year over the devastating and disastrous restructure and an…

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