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  1. NEW AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH THAMES AMBULANCE SERVICE LIMITED

    TASL and GMB Midlands and East Coast (MEC), have officially signed a Joint Consultative and Negotiation Agreement to further enhance and embed improving Employee Relations. The new agreement defines and embeds formal processes for addressing concerns locally and fast tracking to the top where and when necessary. (more…)

  2. GMB UNION @ HERMES NEWSBRIEF – JULY 2018

    You may have read in the media that GMB Union won the Employment Tribunal case against Hermes for Lifestyle Couriers regards their employment status.

    There is a lot of interest from lifestyle couriers, with many joining the GMB Union on a daily basis. Many who also have friends and family that work for Hermes. They too are also registering to take part in the claim for “worker status”. Read More (more…)

  3. DISABILITIES CAN BE OVERCOME – BY UNION LEARNING REP PAUL GLOVER

    Union Learner Rep

     

    My name is Paul Glover and I have recently become a Union Learning Rep (ULR) for GMB. I work at Eastcroft as a Refuse Driver within the local area. I have a learning disability in the form of Dyslexia which means I have always struggled to read and write. Like many people born before the 1990s, my Dyslexia was not recognised at school, therefore I didn’t get much support and I struggled.

    I am writing this article to raise awareness of disabilities in the workplace and to encourage others to come forward for help and advice. I’m here to listen and advise you about any issues you may be experiencing around disabilities and difficulties in the workplace and to sign-post you to the relevant services. Common things I have struggled with are things like struggling to read instructions, to fill in forms and to access training. I have recently set up a group for people who struggle with literacy to help them understand the Safe Operations Procedure.

    To become a GMB Rep I have had to complete a Trade Union course at Nottingham College. In order to be able to access this course I have needed the support of a Learning Support Assistant – Sarah Meredith. The professional support has given me confidence in the classroom, helped me to understand the course content and learn my role as a Rep through Sarah helping me to read and write in class.

     

    “It has been a pleasure to work with Paul, he is such a hard working an dedicated person. His attitude to learning is brilliant and his ability to openly share about his dyslexia will encourage others to come forward who may also be struggling with a disability.”

    Sarah Meredith (English and Maths Support Assistant).

  4. GMB MEMBERS HAVE SPOKEN : IT’S A NO FROM US

    87% of GMB members in the NHS have voted to reject the pay offer.

    The GMB will be conducting an indicative ballot to ascertain whether GMB members are prepared to take industrial action. The ballot will start on Monday 9th July and close on Thursday 9th August 2018READ MORE

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  5. DERBY WOMEN’S CENTRE DONATION FROM GMB

    GMB Union D44 Branch, and Midland and East Coast Region, presented Derby Women’s Centre with a cheque for £500 to support them in their campaign to prevent closure.

    The much used and vital organisation is desperately short of funding and GMB Union is assisting in the drive to prevent it from closing (more…)

  6. Nottingham City Branch Raise Funds for Hayward House

    Nottingham City Branch with Nottingham City Homes recently hosted a Halloween Dance to raise funds for Hayward House, which is based at the City Hospital Nottingham, part of the Nottinghamshire University Hospitals NHS trust. (more…)

  7. COLLECTIVE YOUTH FESTIVAL

    This was a concept brought up by unions wanting to be involved in the city of culture through the Trade Council. Hull City of Culture was not very helpful so the Trade Council with various unions went it alone.

    The GMB Hull No1 branch was involved with two of the members Lloyd Dobbs organising the bands and arranging the erection of the stage and sound system. Mick McGarry with the band the Hill Billy Troupe was also a prominent person with the Hill Billy’s starting the event off.

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