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NHS workers to strike after £1.2 billion outsourcing giant imposes 'poverty' pay
 NHS catering workers at two hospitals have voted to strike after a £1.2 billion outsourcing giant refused to up their poverty wages....
AT LEAST 1 IN 4 FOSTER CARERS FACE ‘NIGHTMARE’ OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS, GMB REVEALS AT CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
GMB Union calls reform to allegations’ process which sees foster children ripped from their home and causes heartbreak for foster carers...
BARNSLEY HOSPITAL PROTEST AT PRIVATE COMPANY’S ‘BRUTAL’ PAY CHANGES
Low paid staff being offered bridging loans while directors and shareholders get millions is disgraceful, says GMB Union....
GMB CALLS ON ASDA TO NEGOTIATE OVER CONTRACT CHANGES AFFECTING 60,000 PEOPLE
Workers would lose paid meal breaks and have to work bank holidays but get a pay rise under new terms....
GMB SET TO JOIN MAJOR NHS DEMO IN LEEDS
Privatisation is demoralising the NHS workforce and undermining standards of care. It’s time for Ministers to listen to NHS workers and managers and end the outsourcing and privatisation of our NHS, says GMB Union as it gears up to join one of the biggest NHS demos....
Sainsbury's and ASDA offer to sell 150 stores 'desperate and disrespectful'
GMB has branded Sainsbury’s and ASDA ‘desperate and disrespectful’ after the supermarkets offered to sell 150 stores to get their merger through....
Interserve handed £660 million taxpayer contracts months before facing collapse
Interserve was handed £660 million worth of public contracts in the months before facing collapse, GMB Union has revealed....
JO COX CHARITY RUN: GMB TO SPONSOR EVENT IN HONOUR OF MURDERED MP
The Run for Jo is a fantastic way to remember Jo Cox and everything that she stood for says GMB Union...
GMB UNION MOVE TO OPPOSE ASDA/SAINSBURY’S MERGER AFTER 'STAGGERING' CMA FINDINGS
Union warns that lives, livelihoods and communities are on the line, not just share prices.   ...
Tory zero tariffs will 'tear heart from UK manufacturing'
GMB has criticised Greg Clarke after he refused to rule out imposing zero tariffs which would ‘rip the heart’ out of UK manufacturing....
Hermes and GMB in Groundbreaking Gig Economy Deal
Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a ground-breaking deal between the leading consumer delivery company and GMB Union....
Eric Batty
It is our sad duty to advise you that our friend and GMB Stalwart, Eric Batty, passed away yesterday, his 67th birthday, after a brave fight against illness....
Court of Appeal rules Asda store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in pay claims
The Court of Appeal has this morning (31 January 2019) upheld the ruling that Asda store staff can compare their roles with those in the supermarket giant’s distribution centres in legal claims over equal pay....
GMB Congress 2019: Visitor Tickets 9th June - 13th June 2019
Any GMB branch in the region wishing to apply for visitors' tickets to this year's Congress can do so in writing to GMB Wakefield by no later than Friday, 8th March 2019. Branches should be aware that visitors attending Congress must do so at their own expense and make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please remember when making the application for the visitors' tickets to give the name, address and telephone number of the visitor. There are special visitors' tickets available that will allow access to the Private Session of Congress (if one is scheduled), but these can only be allocated to fully financial members of GMB. Please indicate on your application which ticket you require. Any visitors with disabilities, who require special provisions, should indicate such on their application. Copies of the appropriate Congress documents will be made available at Congress....
GMB CALLS FOR URGENT MEETING WITH ASOS BOSSES AFTER SHARE PRICE PLUMMETS
GMB Union is calling for a meeting with ASOS top brass to reassure our hundreds of members - the people who prop up their fashion empire - that their jobs are safe....
Christmas Closure
All GMB offices in the region will be closed from Friday, 21st December 2018 and re-open on Thursday, 3rd January 2019. For any urgent employment related issues please contact your local workplace representative or branch official. For any urgent legal matters please call Unionline on 0300 333 0303. The regional secretary, Neil Derrick, and all the staff at GMB wish you the best for the festive season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Office opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm...
GMB CALLS ON EMPLOYERS TO BACK ‘STOP DOMESTIC ABUSE’ PLEDGE AS INCIDENTS HIT EPIDEMIC LEVELS
As incidents hit 2 million, union says ‘domestic abuse is a workplace issue’ and employers can lead the way in tackling it....
IT'S A ‘BLEAK’ FRIDAY FOR ASOS WORKERS IN BARNSLEY THIS BLACK FRIDAY, SAYS GMB
Union expresses concern over health and safety issues at retail giant ASOS in Barnsley as workers face a hectic Black Friday....
Big Win For GMB Foster Carers
It’s right that foster carers, special guardians and kinship carers are entitled to time to grieve for children they have cared for says GMB Union....
New GMB union site gets the thumbs up
GMB Union officially opens its new premises in Sheffield as part of the move to be a fit for purpose, 21st Century trade union....