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Fighting to save jobs in York

11 November 2008
The GMB, Unite and Community unions have launched an initiative to save jobs and services in York.

Lobby of London Fire Authority

11 November 2008
Members of the GMB and Unison unions in the London Fire Authority have called a lobby of a meeting of their employer that will consider cuts in the organisation’s budget next week.

Scottish strike can win on pay

23 September 2008
We are taking to the picket lines this week with over 150,000 other local government workers. Colleagues in the Unite and the GMB unions are striking with us.

CE Electric workers vote for strike over wages

02 September 2008
Over 1,100 workers at CE Electric, in the Unite and GMB unions, have voted to strike for a 5 percent wage increase.

Sacked head chef cooks up protest for four star hotel

12 August 2008
Protesters called for the immediate reinstatement of Virgilio Teixira, a member of the GMB union, at Heathrow Arora Hotel on Friday of last week.

Shop Direct call centre workers vote on strike

12 August 2008
Some 1,100 workers in the GMB union at a Sunderland call centre are voting on whether to strike over low pay.

Nuclear workers reject pay offer

12 August 2008
Some 10,000 members of the GMB, Unite and Prospect trade unions at the Sellafield and Capenhurst nuclear power plants were to start balloting this week after pay talks broke down.

Reports round-up

05 August 2008
GMB ballot shakes Sellafield Some 2,400 workers in the GMB union at Sellafield in Cumbria will begin balloting for industrial action from 11 August over a below-inflation pay offer of two percent.

Single status judgement: A ‘poor deal’ that could cost the unions dear

22 July 2008
In a decision that could potentially cost unions over £100 million, the Court of Appeal last week ruled that the GMB union discriminated against its women members while negotiating a pay deal with their employer.

GMB conference: union cuts Labour funding

10 June 2008
The GMB, one of Britain’s largest unions, is to withdraw sponsorship from a third of the 108 Labour MPs it backs because they are not implementing union policies.

GMB conference supports Fenland Foods workers

10 June 2008
Delegates at the GMB union conference in Plymouth this week were told about the closure of the Fenland Foods factory in Grantham.

College workers’ national day of protests at below inflation pay offer

05 June 2008
College workers held a national day of protests on Wednesday of this week to demand fair pay. Workers in six trade unions – the UCU, Unison, GMB, Unite, ATL and ACM – have rejected an initial below-inflation offer of 2.5 percent.

Further education unions reject pay offer

06 May 2008
The six further education unions – UCU, GMB, Unison, Unite, ACM and ATL – have rejected a 2.5 percent pay offer.

BMA employees to strike over performance related pay

06 May 2008
Members of the GMB union who work at the British Medical Association (BMA) have voted overwhelmingly for strike action over an imposed system of performance related pay.

Fight for fair pay to shut down city of Birmingham

22 April 2008
Some 20,000 Birmingham council workers in the Unison, Unite, Ucatt and GMB unions are set to strike for two days on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in an ongoing dispute over single status pay cuts.

Birmingham workers to shut council over single status

08 April 2008
Some 20,000 council workers in Birmingham in the Unison, Unite, Ucatt and GMB unions are set to strike for two days on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 April in an ongoing dispute over single status pay cuts.

Merseyside Remploy shut down early

25 March 2008
A senior GMB union shop steward at Remploy returned from holiday to find out that all his personal effects and years of union paperwork had been thrown out by Remploy bosses. The steward Paul Bragg worked at Remploy’s Wallasey Central Cutting Unit in Merseryside.

Labour is no longer our party after Remploy betrayal, say union officials

04 March 2008
Five senior GMB union officials have resigned from the Labour Party over the "despicable betrayal" of disabled workers at Remploy factories, who are facing redundancy.

Fighting single status cuts in local government wages

26 February 2008
Over 50 angry and worried GMB union members, demonstrated outside Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday of last week. The union wanted to lobby the council meeting, to show its opposition to pay cuts of up to £6,000 a year included in the council’s single status deal.

What was Peter Hain's GMB money spent on?

12 February 2008
Socialist Worker has previously reported that disgraced MP Peter Hain took over £15,000 from the GMB union and then decided to slash jobs for disabled workers at the Remploy factories, many of them represented by the GMB.

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