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Workplace Advice

The GMB offers comprehensive workplace advice and support, with a trained team of officers including a specialist health and safety officer.P1000719

By clicking on the following links members can access the advice library which provides information of many common queries and allows members to download information sheets and booklets.

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Pensions Advice

The GMB pensions department offers advice, support and representation on pension issues, whether private or company pensions more


Holiday entitlement and pay

The Working Time Regulations 1998 set down the minimum annual leave provisions for workers although some employers may provide more generous contractual holidays. All workers have the right to a minimum of more


Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been in operation for over 10 years. Over that time, GMB have been campaigning to close loopholes and tighten the legislation on all aspects of the National Minimum Wage such as Apprentices, Tips more


Working Time Regulations and Break Entitlements

The Working Time Regulations 1998 provide statutory rights to a rest break for most workers in Britain. The Regulations entitle you to: more



An employee can be dismissed due to redundancy in cases where;

The employer has ceased, or intends to cease, to carry on the business for which the employee was employed, or to carry on that business in the place where the employee042M

was employed; or

The requirements of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind, or to carry it out in the place in which they are employed, have ceased or diminished, or are expected to cease or diminish. more


Sick Pay

GMB negotiates sick pay schemes for its members, so check to see if your employer has a sick pay policy.

If not, the law sets minimum standards through Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Your employer has to pay you SSP when off sick from work.  more


Wage slips and deductions from pay

Before or at the time of each payment of wages or salary, every employee is entitled to a written and itemised pay statement and no deductions may be made from your wages unless either more


Contract of Employment

Except where your employment lasts a month or less, your employer should give you “Written Particulars of Employment” within two months of starting

A contract is a two-sided agreement. It cannot be changed without agreement between both sides. But moreP1000704



There is no general right to a warning before you are dismissed. That is why unions negotiate disciplinary procedures, to protect workers.

If you qualify for protection against unfair dismissal, then it will usually be unfair to dismiss you without warning. Fair dismissal requires proper procedures more


Maternity Rights

Covering maternity  paternity and adoption leave as well as flexible working, for more information click  more