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Government must turn clapping for carers into cash recognition
Ministers must reverse a decade of real terms pay cuts for NHS staff their own government imposed says GMB Union...
New policy comes after MP’s hear harrowing testimony from GMB members.
GMB has backed Labour’s call for a ‘Care for Carers’ package to provide mental health support to 3 million NHS and care staff....
Suppressing BAME Covid-19 death recommendations ‘will have cost lives'
This goes beyond mismanagement of the crisis and has stepped into institutionalised racism, says GMB Union....
GMB wins full Covid-19 sick pay for Larchwood Care workers
No one should suffer a financial detriment as a result of following government and public health advice says GMB Union. ...
GOVERNMENT’S SELF-QUARANTINE PLAN THREATENS YORKSHIRE REGIONAL ECONOMY
The UK government’s plans for 14 days self-quarantining of arrivals, will spell disaster for Yorkshire region’s aviation industry says GMB Union....
STATEMENT BY THE REGIONAL EQUALITY FORUM
The GMB Regional Equality Forum were sickened and appalled by the death of African American, George Floyd, at the hands of a police officer....
More than 80% of parents not sending children back to school – GMB poll
More than 80% of parents don’t intend to send their children back to school today, a GMB poll shows....
RISK REGISTER
GMB has set up our Risk Register so that members, workplace representatives and officers can record where things have gone wrong with employers’ responses to the covid-19 pandemic....
VIRTUALLY STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR PACKED OUT SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF MEETING
Following the government's announcement of the wider reopening of schools on the June 1, GMB’s Sheffield Education Branch, along with GMB Organisers Sarah Barnes and Lee Parkinson, decided to hold the region's first online Zoom meeting for School Support Staff....
£600 million social care funding in England must be used for Covid-19 sick pay
Paying carers sick pay they can survive on is the best way of controlling infection in care homes says GMB Union. ...
ASOS WAREHOUSE SUFFERS SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
A suspected coronavirus outbreak at an Asos warehouse has sparked calls for the site to be closed while a deep clean is carried out....
UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS HUB
We have updated the Coronavirus Hub on the main GMB website to include two new updates:...
RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE
We are receiving calls from members looking for some clarity on what they should do in the light of the PMs announcement in relation to returning to work. Further details are being published later today....
JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR OUR EQUALITY FORUM MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 AT 6PM
Your Regional Equality Forum (REF) are having an online Zoom meeting this Thursday 7th May 6pm and would like you to come along and share any ideas you have in supporting equalities, in particular something for Mental Health Awareness week 18th to 22nd May....
Taxi drivers in Kirklees getting ripped off - GMB Union urges council to investigate
GMB Union, the Union for taxi and private hire drivers across the UK, has uncovered a potentially fraudulent scandal in Kirklees involving a number of taxi operators....
A sad week for our Yorkshire Ambulance & NHS Services in Yorkshire & North Derbyshire region.
It is with very great sadness that we can confirm the loss of four GMB members this week, three having contracted COVID-19. All were well-respected by their colleagues and friends and will be deeply missed....
Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott in special care worker concert
Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacquie Abbott have announced a special one-off gig - for care workers....
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching NHS Foundation Trust: GMB Statement
GMB has been inundated with calls from GMB members, many of them front line nursing staff working in Covid-19 areas at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. Like our front-line staff we were outraged at the calls from the Trust to re-use PPE....
STOP DERBYSHIRE CARE HOME CLOSURES
Since Friday over 1,200 people have signed the Derbyshire County Council petition objecting care home closures. Thank you if you were one of the many who signed....
Get Me PPE Toolkit
This toolkit is for GMB reps to take up issues around PPE in their workplace. It will also help GMB members stand up for their right to work safely....