Great to see many of our young members, joined by Tracy Brabin & Rachel Reeves, out today supporting Labour Party candidates including our very own, Jawad Khan, in Leeds today. It’s one week to go till the election, remember to have your say!
As part of #MHAW19 please see our guide on suicide in the workplace. This provides guidance how to deal with people having suicidal thoughts and how to support them in the workplace and wider society. Check it out 👇 #mentalhealthmatters
Fantastic weekend at the TUC Yorkshire & Humber AGM 2019. Many of our young members went along to attend the Young Workers Weekend 2019, which was running parallel to the main conference. Here we had conversations around union democracy, access and how to build our young activists' movement. There were also workshops on our upcoming "Summer Patrol" pilot scheme, Digital Campaigning and our "Trade Unions in Schools" project. There were also fantastic contributions from our own young members: Joe Wheatley and Gina Harding in the main conference hall. Joe Wheatley, spoke about the structure, funding, membership access and support that young members need to build our youth movements. Gina Harding, gave a fantastic talk about the future of retail, with a specific focus around the job loses of the Asda - Sainsbury’s merger. Overall a fantastic weekend with lots of young member engagement. #GMBYoungMembers#GMBYorkshire#TUCYorkshire2019
Young members was delighted to meet up with Rachel Reeves at a event held in Pudsey last night. Rachel discussed her new book, Women of Westminster, last night. She was very supportive of the young members #mentalhealthmatters campaign and we look forward to working with her further.
Great to be at the TUC Yorkshire & Humberside conference on mental health today. Looking forward to sharing ideas and how we can progress to ensure people have full support, and policies in the workplace. #mentalhealtmatters
Great to be hosting the GMB national network first meeting of the year in Wakefield today! Thank you to regional secretary, Neil Derrick & Regional organiser Deanne Ferguson for coming along. Exciting things to come!