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Calling all ASDA Workers – Have you registered your Equal Pay Claim?
The clock is ticking on your Equal Pay Claim. You have until the 2 May 2020 to submit your claim....
ASOS warehouse branded 'cradle of disease' by terrified workers
Terrified ASOS workers say they feel ‘like rats’ in a warehouse they have branded a ‘cradle of disease’  Up to 4,000 people work at the ASOS warehouse in Grimethorpe, Barnsley – and 98% of them feel unsafe at work amid the Coronavirus crisis, according to a GMB survey....
POLICE MUST ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN DANGEROUS WORKPLACES, GMB UNION SAYS
If workers were gathering cheek by jowl in the street police would be down on them like a ton of bricks says GMB Union...
Clap For Our Carers: Tonight 8pm
#CLAP FOR OUR CARERS During these unprecedented times they need to know that we are grateful for everything they are doing for us. Please join the team at GMB tonight (26th of March at 8pm) for a big applause (from the safety of your front door, garden, balcony, window, living room, etc) to show all nurses, doctors, GPs, paramedics and carers our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this virus. #proud #brave #clapforourcarers  ...
ASOS ‘PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH PEOPLE’S LIVES’ AS THOUSANDS CRAM INTO WAREHOUSE AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
The situation at ASOS is disgusting – thousands of people under one roof, not enforcing social distancing says GMB Union...
GMB members briefing: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
GUIDANCE FROM GMB AND SOME LOCAL EMPLOYERS  ...
Wilko scraps plan to slash sick pay following GMB campaign
At these unprecedented times, we all need to work together says GMB Union....
Covid-19: our priorities as your union
From care and NHS workers to airport and energy staff, schools and people working in supermarkets and so many other jobs, we know GMB members are on the frontline of the coronavirus emergency....
CALLOUS DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PRESS ON WITH CARE HOME CLOSURES AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
During a mass pandemic only Derbyshire County Council could think it’s a good idea to close down elderly care home beds says GMB Union....
Wilko: Don't scrap sick pay
Sign our petition: Wilko is planning on slashing sick pay for tens of thousands of retail and distribution workers.  Under the cruel plans there would be no company sick pay after the first occasion of sickness and anyone who has been with the company for less than a year is entitled to no sick pay at all from Wilko....
'Massive public backlash' against Wilko plans to slash sick pay
Wilko must listen to the public and workers and cancel their ill-thought-out plans to cut sick pay for tens of thousands of staff, says GMB Union....
CORONAVIRUS: GMB WIN FOR THOUSANDS OF WORKERS AS PRIVATE NHS CONTRACTOR ISS GUARANTEES FULL PAY DURING COVID-19 SELF ISOLATION
The Government must now follow ISS’ lead and ensure no worker is forced to choose between public safety and paying their rent, says GMB Union Coronavirus - What Members Need To Know  ...
GMB SLAMS ‘SHORT-SIGHTED’ CENTRICA AS CONSULTATION BEGINS ON BRITISH GAS JOB CUTS
In Yorkshire alone these changes will have a huge impact on the local economy, says GMB Union...
GMB RESPONDS TO REPORTS WALMART TO SELL CONTROLLING STAKE IN ASDA
GMB will always fight tooth and nail to protect our members' jobs and their terms and conditions....
Everyday Work
RACHEL REEVES UNVEILS PLANS TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR MILLIONS OF WORKERS AT GMB EVENT
These vital recommendations show how we can restore fairness to every day work, says GMB Union...
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL HOME CLOSURES
GMB Union is angered at the news that Derbyshire County Council want to close down its care homes. After years of underspend in Adult Residential Care, Derbyshire County Council want to close the homes and sell off the land for profit....
GMB calls for parliamentary inquiry into Amazon as conditions for workers worsen
Amazon warehouse have been hit by more than 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years, a GMB investigation has found....
CORONAVIRUS: Guidance for members in Local Government & Schools
Full details about the Coronavirus for GMB members is available on the following link, which provides an update for GMB members on controlling the risk of the Coronavirus, and  full information on your Employers’ duty of care to reduce the risks from exposure to biological hazards to as low as is reasonably practicable....
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS PAY OFFER 2020-21
GMB, alongside sister unions have today met with Local Government Employers to discuss your pay claim, which was submitted in July 2019. This pay claim covers all workers across local government, school & academies that follow National Joint Council (NJC Green Book) pay, terms and conditions....