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SEPTEMBER 2016 LATEST NEWS

GMB CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ANNOUNCE GO-AHEAD FOR HEATHROW 3RD RUNWAY

21 September 2016

The Government must stop dithering and make the long awaited announcement on the future of airport capacity for the South East says GMB 

GMB, the union for workers in the aviation industry, commented on the proposal by Heathrow Hub to increase the Northern runway and split it in half which could lead to a potential saving of £2bn. 

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GMB TO HOLD PROTEST AT MARKS AND SPENCER HQ ON FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2016

15 September 2016

This is an issue for all of Bakkavor’s customers who have strong ethical and moral standards to uphold says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the food industry, will hold a protest at midday on Friday, 16th September 2016 at Marks and Spencer Headquarters in London over proposals to cut hours, change shift patterns and transfer employees between sites at major food supplier Bakkavor Meals.

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GMB CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO THIRD RUNWAY AT HEATHROW

13th September 2016

The steel required to build this major project would be a much needed boost for the UK steel industry says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the aviation and steel industry, has called on the Government to make a decision on Heathrow expansion following the announcement that the construction of a third runway and new terminal buildings will have a massive impact on the UK steel production industry.

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DISPUTE LOOMS AT ROM LTD AS REINFORCEMENT MANUFACTURER REFUSES PAY INCREASE FOR A DECADE

13 September 2016

ROM Ltd’s refusal to award a basic pay increase for over ten years is indefensible says GMB

GMB Members at ROM Ltd in Essex have voted to take industrial action unless the employer offers a pay increase for the first time in ten years.

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GMB London Region 2017 Women's Conference

13 September 2016

This conference is open to all GMB London Region members who self identify as women, it is fully inclusive. You do not have to be nominated by your branch to attend and you do not need to be a shop steward or workplace rep, everyone is welcome to apply.

The Conference will take place on 13th & 14th May 2017, the closing date for applications is 20th January 2017.

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GMB TO HOLD PROTEST OUTSIDE MARKS & SPENCER STORE IN BRIGHTON ON MONDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

11 September 2016

Marks & Spencer are showing total disrespect for their workers says GMB.

GMB, the union for retail workers, will hold a protest on Monday 12th September outside the Marks & Spencer department store in Brighton over changes to the terms and conditions of 11,000 staff, including the scrapping of the Sunday and bank holiday premiums as well as the cutting of 500 jobs from its London headquarters in Paddington, West London (See notes to editors for Sunday Times article and previous GMB press release).

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GMB Takes First Step To Launch Legal Proceedings Against Addison Lee For Unfair Dismissal Of Union Activists

3 Sept 2016

By targeting staff seeking a fair deal, Addison Lee aims to bully others into silence says GMB

GMB, Britain’s general union, has instructed law firm Leigh Day to take the first step in launching legal proceedings on behalf of three Addison Lee workers whose contracts were terminated following a GMB protest in Berkeley Square in May (Tuesday 24 May 2016).

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GMB London Secretary Speaks At Harrow Council Signing Of ‘Dying To Work’ Charter

3 sept 2016

All terminally ill workers should get the support they need whether they decide to continue work or not says GMB.

GMB, Britain's General Union, has announced that Harrow Council has become the first local authority in London to sign up to the TUC's Dying to Work charter, guaranteeing protections for terminally ill workers.

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NJC PAY SPINE REVIEW UPDATE

25 Aug 2016

As you will be aware, an Agreement was reached between the Trade Union Side and the Employers on a two-year pay deal for 2016-18 across Local Government.

All councils, schools and academies that follow the NJC should have now implemented the agreement.
In addition to the pay agreement, two joint reviews were agreed:
1) Review of term - time working in schools, and
2) Review
Letter to Chief Executives in England, Wales and N Ireland @ Local Government House

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GMB legal victory for Lidl workers

18 August 2016

Landmark Legal Judgement Allows Lidl Workers To Have GMB Union Negotiate Pay And Conditions

GMB’s successful legal action offers Lidl workers a new route to negotiate pay and conditions after low-cost supermarket’s objections are thrown out. GMB, Britain’s general union, is celebrating a landmark legal victory over German-owned, low-cost supermarket Lidl.

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GMB Protest At Sainsbury’s HQ

18 August 2016

GMB To Hold Protest At Sainsbury's HQ On Friday 12th August This is an issue for all of Bakkavor’s customers who have strong ethical and moral standards to uphold says GMB.

GMB, the union for workers in the food industry, will hold a protest at midday on Friday, 12th of August 2016 at Sainsbury's Headquarters over proposals to cut hours, change shift patterns and transfer employees between sites at major food supplier Bakkavor Meals.

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Reverse Van Ban At Essex Recycling Centres

18 August 2016

GMB Calls For Council To Reverse Van Ban At Essex Recycling Centres Although we understand the problem the County Council are trying to resolve, we do not believe that this is the answer says GMB.

GMB, the union for recycling and refuse workers, has called for Essex county council to reverse a move to ban vans and trucks from eleven recycling sites to avoid increased abuse for recycling staff (see notes to editors for a copy of the letter to Essex County Council).

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SECAmb Computer Failure Figures

5 Aug 2016

GMB Calls On Ambulance Service To Admit Number Of Computer System Failures During Emergency Callouts Critical incidents with South East Coast Ambulance Service’s system appear far more commonplace than reported says GMB.

GMB, the union for ambulance workers, has called on South East Coast Ambulance service (SECAmb) to publish failure figures for its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system after seeing figures that show over 50% of emergency responses were late over a four day period earlier in the month.

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GMB Comments On Commons Care Report

5 Aug 2016

GMB Comments On Commons Report Linking Bed Blocking To Gaps In Care Provision The rise in bed blocking has gone hand in hand with the chancellor's year on year cuts to councils' budgets says GMB.

GMB, the union for care workers, has welcomed a report from the Commons Public Accounts Committee linking a lack of available social care to the Government’s inability to combat rising numbers of healthy people stuck in hospital. (See notes to editors for a link to the report).

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GMB Fight 'Employment Case Of The Year' Against Uber

5 Aug 2016

GMB To Fight ‘Employment Case Of The Year’ Against Uber Today Uber is a multinational, multibillion dollar company and they are unlawfully denying their drivers fundamental rights as workers says GMB.

GMB, the union for private hire drivers, will bring two test cases to the Central London Employment Tribunal today (Wednesday 20th July), which will determine whether Uber is acting unlawfully by not providing drivers with basic workers’ rights.

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GMB Slams Carillion Over Pay Cuts

5 Aug 2016

GMB Slams Carillion As Cleaners At Nationwide Face Pay Cuts We must make sure that Nationwide are fully aware of the kind of company Carillion is says GMB.

GMB, the union for cleaning staff, has learned that Carillion intends to reintroduce pay cuts and shift changes for cleaners working at Nationwide that had previously been abandoned after GMB protests.

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South East Coast Computer Crashes Put Patients At Risk

5 Aug 2016

outh East Coast Ambulance Computer System Crashes Continue To Put Patients At Risk The trust must come clean to GMB members, staff and the public about problems with its computer system and what they intend to do to rectify it says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the ambulance service, has called for an urgent review of South East Coast Ambulance’s computerised dispatch system.

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GMB Tribunal For Workers' Rights At Uber

5 Aug 2016

GMB To Support Test Case Against Uber Over Basic Workers’ Rights Uber is a multinational, multibillion dollar company and we argue that they are unlawfully denying their drivers fundamental rights says GMB.

GMB, the union for private hire drivers, will support two test cases brought by law firm Leigh Day at the Central London Employment Tribunal next week, which will determine whether Uber is acting unlawfully by not providing drivers with basic workers’ rights.

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GMB Welcome ADASS Care Report

5 Aug 2016

GMB Calls On Government To Increase Care Funding Following ADASS Report In this country social care is not just in crisis but it is completely falling apart says GMB.

GMB, the union for care workers, has called on the government to increase funding for care to pay for a £1bn shortfall following a report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). (See notes to editors for an ADASS press release about the report).

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No To Pay Cuts At M&S

5 Aug 2016

GMB Condemns Cuts To Pay At Marks And Spencer You can’t cut your way out of a crisis and to see M&S cut the pay of shop floor staff for a crisis created in the boardroom is illogical, immoral and unfair says GMB

GMB commented today on plans from Marks & Spencer to cut premiums for working on Sundays and bank holidays. The company plans to terminate extra pay for work on Sundays altogether while bank holiday premiums will be reduced.

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GMB Protest At Tesco HQ

5 Aug 2016

GMB To Hold Protest At Tesco Hq On Friday 15th July This is an issue for all of Bakkavor’s customers who have strong ethical and moral standards to uphold says GMB.

GMB, the union for workers in the food industry, will hold a protest on Friday, 15th of July 2016 at Tesco Headquarters over proposals to cut hours, change shift patterns and transfer employees between sites at food supplier Bakkavor Meals.

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GMB comment on damning NHS report

5 Aug 2016

GMB Comments On News That A Fifth Of NHS Finance Directors Say Patient Care Will Deteriorate In 2016/17 Today’s report is yet another damning indictment of a government who isn't prepared to properly fund the NHS says GMB

GMB, the union for NHS workers, commented on the news that 21% of NHS finance directors say patient care will deteriorate in 2016/17, according to a report released today.

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WORKPLACE REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

REQUEST FOR WORKPLACE SUPPORT

If you are an existing member or thinking about joining the GMB and would like to speak to one of our Organising Team officers first, please complete the following information below.
Please also complete this form if you think that there is a possibility of increasing GMB membership or, you would like us to assist in developing GMB organisation and representational structures where you work.
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GMB MEMBERSHIP RATES

GMB is the UK's third largest, trade union and probably the fastest growing with a 15% increase in members in real terms in the last five years.

WORKING FULL TIME MORE THAN 20 HOURS A WEEK



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If you work in a school please check the current GMB rate with your local GMB office.

Other rates available for:

Apprentices = £2 per month

Students who are in employment will continue to pay the rate applicable to their employment and hours of work.

WORKING PART TIME LESS THAN 20HRS A WEEK



7.37

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And for GMB members under 18 years.

If you work in a school please check the current GMB rate with your local GMB office.

Non-working Students = £1 per month

Sick and unemployed members = 5p per week.

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Retired Life Membership is free

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Apply within 3 months from your last contribution

REASONS TO JOIN GMB

REASONS TO JOIN GMB

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GMB Academies Members Helpline
0800 035 6406
Unionline ~ Members Legal Helpline
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Political

GMB want to help our members get involved in politics at all levels. Standing for your local council in devolved elections, for Westminster or European Parliaments are good ways of making sure that the views of ordinary working people are heard in the corridors of power.
Email: Gary Doolan Tel. 020 7391 6748

Thinking of Joining

If you are an existing member or thinking about joining the GMB and would like to speak to one of our Organising Team officers first. Please complete our

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form if you think that there is a possibility of increasing GMB membership or, you would like us to assist in developing GMB organisation and representational structures where you work.

Retiring from Work

You don't have to give up GMB because you have retired from work. The GMB Retired Members Association (RMA) is just for retired members who want to continue their GMB work. As of 1 July 2015, Retired Life Membership is free as long as you retire permanently from work, have 5 years membership and apply within 3 months from your last contribution. You become a life member of GMB RMA and join thousands of other GMB members who have lots of spare time to organise and be involved in GMB campaigns and activities.

Representation & Negiotiation

Experienced GMB Organisers can arrange to represent members at their workplace if necessary and can all upon specialist legal advice on members' behalf for matters such as Employment Tribunals.

Phone GMB London Region Office on 020 8202 8272.

Health & Safety at Work

For a comprehensive support and guidance service including visits and inspection of GMB members workplaces, phone 020 8202 8272 and get expert advice from our specialist GMB Health & Safety Officers.

It is recognised that you are 50% safer at work if you have a union to support you.

Legal Compensation

With years of experience, professionally trained and motivated representatives, staff and solicitors, you are in good hands. The GMB legal services recover millions of pounds each year for members and their families without members paying a penny more than their monthly contributions.

Brighter Prospects

Workers in unionised workplaces are more likely to receive job related training than their counterparts in non-union workplaces. The GMB has thousands of Learning Representatives who can unlock the door to education for you – whether it's training to get more pay, a better job or just learning something that is of personal interest to you.

Better and Safer Pension

Trade unions have won better occupational pensions for part-time workers and we have forced the Government to set up a pension protection fund which means if your pension scheme goes bust you are fully protected.

More to Say

People working in unionised workplaces are twice as likely to have a say through consultative committees as people in non-union workplaces. Regular meetings with management are more likely where unions are present and the GMB will be working hard to ensure that employers comply with laws on information and consultation which mean you get a say in your workplace.

Strong Political Voice

The GMB, working with other unions, has won 56 new commitments out of the previous Labour Government, including the right to five weeks paid holiday each year, excluding bank holidays, greater pension protection, the extension of protection pay and conditions in public services, and a procurement policy that will safeguard jobs and skills in manufacturing.

Job Security

Non-union members are twice as likely to be sacked as members.

Better Pay

Workers who belong to a trade union are paid about 8% more than non union workers in comparable jobs.

OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

GMB is your union. It is not out to make a fast buck, its job is to provide the best services in the country to GMB members.

Members Legal Help

You can call us about any employment law or personal injury law problem and we will provide legal advice if you are a GMB member.

Our employment law service provides complete advice and representation to GMB members at no cost. Call 0300 333 0303

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Equality Survey

Take part in our Equality Survey, this information is vital to our union in making sure that we are representative of our members.

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GMB Equality

Our Self-organised groups are confidential, safe-spaces for members who want to talk about their issues and campaign together. The strands are:

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Thinking of Joining

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Motor Legal Services

If you are involved in a non fault accident, your UNIONLINE Motor Legal Service provides a replacement vehicle, organise and handle the repairs, as well as dealing with the recovery of all losses and handling any personal injury claim

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Hearings and Appeals

Workers have the right to be accompanied at grievance and disciplinary hearings and appeals, even if their employer does not recognise GMB.

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Your Civil Rights

Every worker has the fundamental civil right to join GMB, and to take part in its activities. Nor can an employer offer better terms and conditions to non-members than to GMB members.

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Cash Benefit

GMB can help by paying members the following benefits. Weekly Accident Benefit for up to 13 weeks, Permanent Total Disablement Grant, Occupational Fatal Accident Benefit, Non-occupational Fatal Accident Benefit and Victimisation Benefit.

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Motor Legal Services

UNIONLINE Motor Legal Service is available to GMB members and their families free of charge for if you need to make a motor Service claim following an accident or damage to your vehicle.

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Social Security Advice

Free help with queries about pensions, industrial injuries, sickness, unemployment and all other benefits. Free help if you need to appeal against a DSS decision.

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Strike or Industrial Action

The law requires unions to hold fully postal ballots of members before calling a strike or other industrial action.

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Unionline

Worried about debt, or a bad landlord? Call UNIONLINE 0300 333 0303

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BENEFITS OF GMB MEMBERSHIP

BENEFIT OF GMB MEMBERSHIP

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