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GMB RUGBY LEAGUE FULL TIME REP POSITION
The GMB have been consulting with the RFL and clubs on a great number of issues, one of which is the importance of having a full time GMB rep, recognised and resourced within the sport. ...
HS2 CUTS 'ECONOMIC VANDALISM'
GMB has described scrapping the Leeds HS2 leg as ‘economic vandalism’...
SHEFFIELD BIN STRIKE CALLED OFF AS WORKERS VOTE TO ACCEPT BETTER PAY DEAL
GMB members at Veolia stood together in an act of solidarity to achieve pay justice ...
Yorkshire Tories have failed the ‘levelling up’ test warns union
High skilled jobs at risk across Yorkshire if HS2 scrapped. GMB calls for urgent action to protect skilled jobs in construction and manufacturing. ...
Sheffield bin strikes suspended after new pay offer
GMB Union has suspended planned industrial action by refuse workers at Veolia in Sheffield....
BIN WORKERS IN SHEFFIELD ESCALATE TO ALL-OUT STRIKE ACTION AS VEOLIA ‘OPEN THE CHEQUE BOOK’ TO AGENCY STAFF
GMB, the union that represents workers at Sheffield Waste Management Service, Veolia, has expressed its total dismay at the company’s move to undermine the workers’ strike for fair pay....
Regional Equality Forum Statement: Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Yorkshire & North Derbyshire GMB Regional Equality Forum were shocked and appalled by allegations of racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the attempts by the club to play it down....
STRIKE ACTION BACK ON FOR SHEFFIELD REFUSE WORKERS
Striking refuse workers will kick-start their industrial action with a march and rally at Sheffield Town Hall on Monday 8 November 2021 in protest over pay.  http://sheffieldstrike.gmbyorkshire.org.uk...
STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED FOR SHEFFIELD REFUSE COLLECTORS AS GMB UNION BALLOT ON IMPROVED OFFER
The industrial action that was set to take place on Monday 1 November by refuse workers at Veolia in Sheffield will now be suspended to allow GMB members to vote on an improved offer put forward by the company today....
REGIONAL EQUALITY FORUM: FORMAL NOMINATIONS
Our Regional Equality Forum has been going from strength to strength and leading on some fantastic campaigns recently. ...
GMB Congress 2022
GMB Congress 2022 – Motions  You will be aware that all branches are encouraged to submit motions to GMB’s annual Congress, and it is that body that makes the policies of our union.    In accordance with the rulebook, motions would need to be submitted to the regional office or to maria.ford@gmb.org.uk by no later than 31st January 2022.  Congress motions should relate to the union as a whole and should deal with internal questions of governance, benefits and finance, and other general categories affecting the general, political or social welfare of the members etc.  All motions should commence “This Congress” so that, if passed, they become decisions of Congress. The attached motion form includes these opening words.  Motions should be worded so that their intention is clear and must be submitted on the attached document.  In order for branches to check whether their motions are not existing policy, please see the attached GMB National Policy Guide 2021.  Please use a separate sheet for each motion.  Attached is a Guidance on preparing motions taken from the “Congress Explained” document, which will be issued to all delegates.  Motion Form.docx How to structure a motion.docx National Policy Guide.pdf        ...
BUDGET 'REEKS OF VACUOUS GESTURE POLITICS'
GMB has responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget speech today....
MINIMUM WAGE RISE ‘WON’T LEVEL UP COMMUNITIES’ SAYS GMB UNION
The pay rise won’t lift people out of poverty after a decade of ‘ruinous Tory cuts’...
GMB UNION SET TO BALLOT AMBULANCE SERVICE AND NHS MEMBERS ACROSS YORKSHIRE & NORTH DERBYSHIRE FOR STRIKE ACTION OVER PAY
A total of 22 NHS Trusts across Yorkshire & North Derbyshire face GMB members’ strike ballot after rejecting pay cut  ...
The Activist
Here’s our latest issue of The Activist - our weekly communication to all GMB representatives and branches across the region. ...
SHEFFIELD REFUSE COLLECTORS VOTE TO STRIKE OVER PAY AND CONDITIONS
More than 200,000 homes could be affected as refuse collectors fight for pay to keep pace with the cost of living, says GMB Union ...
Leeds Fire and Rehire Rally
GMB Activists from several branches joined Tracey Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, Alex Sobel MP for Leeds North West and Barry Gardiner MP demanding the passage of a new law which would ban fire and rehire tactics.  The rally comes as Barry is proposing a new law in Parliament that would ban fire and rehire tactics used by employers to enforce poor terms and conditions. The recent British Gas strike was brought about because the employer opted to impose unfavourable contracts on gas workers, this new law would make that illegal.  Tell your MP to make fire and rehire illegal: Email Your MP...
ALMOST 150,000 SELF-FUNDING CARE HOME RESIDENTS PROPPING UP ‘BROKEN SYSTEM’, ONS FIGURES SHOW
Many families are being plunged into debt to generate bloated profits for shadowy private companies, says GMB Union ...
Fire and Rehire Rally: Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, 15th October, 12pm to 1pm
Join us for this very important event. There will be several GMB supported MP’s speaking at the event so it would great to have a good GMB presence. ...