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ENERGY PRICE CAP: FURTHER RISE WILL MAKE COST OF LIVING CRISIS A CATASTROPHE
Chancellor and Prime Minister do nothing – hamstrung by their own squabbles says GMB Union ...
GMB UNION SAY NEW TAXI CHARTER AT WAKEFIELD COUNCIL WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR IMPROVED TRANSPORT SERVICES
The GMB Union, Yorkshire’s trade union for taxi and private hire drivers, has reached an agreement with Wakefield Council to build a new consultation framework for drivers, that will enable both the trade and the Council to review all licensing policy and improve services across the City.  ...
GMB UNION LAUNCHES STRIKE BALLOT AT CALDERDALE COUNCIL
GMB has launched an indicative ballot for industrial action at Calderdale Council.  The ballot will cover workers in Green Spaces, Street Scene, Transport and Community Protection, and is in response to members’ concerns that their GMB rep is being bullied by management....
GMB endorsement for Labour’s Candidate for Wakefield
Wakefield is a must win by-election for the Labour party, a win will further reduce the Tories Parliamentary majority preventing further attacks on working people. The GMB has a proud tradition of campaigning across Yorkshire, and we will do our part in the upcoming by-election to ensure a Labour victory. This afternoon we concluded interviews on who to endorse as part of the upcoming selection for Labour candidate in Wakefield. Both candidates performed well but we have on this occasion decided not to endorse a candidate. We wish the candidates well in the upcoming selection and look forward to campaigning for a Labour victory in the upcoming by-election. ...
BIG PAY RISE FOR ASDA STAFF AFTER GMB CAMPAIGN
GMB Union members have been campaigning hard to get Asda bosses to deliver...
ASDA NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: CHAUCER ROAD, SHEFFIELD
The team from GMB were outside an Asda store on Chaucer Road in Sheffield today as part of a National Day of Action, to show support for Asda workers and to raise awareness with shoppers and the public of the current equal pay dispute with the giant retailer....
CALDERDALE HOSPITAL WORKERS PROTEST OVER ‘POVERTY PAY’
Outsourcers ISS appear to be nothing more than private profiteers leaching from our NHS, says GMB Union ...
#BreakTheBias Blog: By Sarah Sheehan
Bias is defined as inclination or prejudices for and against one person or group, especially in a way considered unfair. To effectively break the bias we must, initially, recognise and accept that bias exists within society and across socio- economic and cultural platforms, and in many different forms. ...
Sign our letter to Marks and Spencer: End ‘fire and rehire’ in your ethical supply chain
Valeo Confectionery Ltd supply products to Marks and Spencer.  Sadly, workers who make these products at Valeo have been subject to threats of ‘fire and rehire’ to impose poorer terms and conditions on their workers...
MASS FOX'S GLACIER MINT STRIKE PROTEST AS WORKERS TELL BOSSES: ‘END FIRE AND REHIRE THREAT’
Striking Fox’s Glacier Mint workers are set to stage a mass protest today telling bosses to drop their fire and rehire threat. ...
FOX'S GLACIER MINT STRIKE ENTERS DAY THREE AS WORKER ASKS ‘HOW DO BOSSES SLEEP AT NIGHT?’
All we want is a decent rate of pay that we can live on, GMB members say.  ...
Spring Statement: Chancellor Should Forget About Next Election And Help Working People Now
Tory backbenchers may fall for his fluffy words, but working people know a false politician’s promise when they hear it, says GMB Union...
CANCELLED – Taxi Demo Leeds Civic Hall - Wednesday 23 March at 12pm
Although its late in the day, we have worked with our Councils and can confirm that agreement has been reached with Leeds CC as well as Kirklees and Wakefield, that we believe meets our campaign objectives regarding their licensing policies and our GMB fair licensing charter....
FOX'S GLACIER MINT WORKERS PREPARE TO WALK OUT
Workers at sweet producer Valeo, manufacturer of Poppets, Fox’s Glacier Mints, and own-brand sweets on behalf of some of the UK's biggest supermarkets - will push the button to stop production on Monday as they down tools in a bitter dispute with management. ...
ISS PROTEST DEMANDS END TO ‘POVERTY WAGES’
Frontline workers employed by ISS at Calderdale Royal Hospital held a demonstration outside the hospital last Saturday, calling for an end to the poverty wages they are paid by the NHS contractor....
‘SWEET’ MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR VALEO WORKERS
GMB activists were outside the gates of Fox’s mint makers, Valeo, in York on Wednesday, speaking to the night shift about the strike action set to start on the 21 March.  ...
GMB EXECUTIVE 'UNEQUIVOCALLY' CONDEMNS RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE
GMB Union calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of invading Russian forces. ...
Latest bulletin for local government workers: NJC 2021 PAY OFFER
Further to recent updates GMB is now able to announce that the 2021 1.75% pay award has finally been agreed by Unison as well as GMB meaning that it can now be paid to you...
OUTSOURCED NHS WORKERS AT CALDERDALE ROYAL HOSPITAL TO PROTEST POVERTY PAY
Outsourced NHS workers employed by ISS at Calderdale Royal Hospital are protesting next week to demand better pay, terms and conditions and a are calling for alignment with the NHS....
ASDA STRIKE LOOMS AFTER THOUSANDS TURN DOWN PAY OFFER
An Asda strike has moved closer after thousands of distribution staff turned down a pay deal.   ...