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Gatwick baggage handlers win employment tribunal

20 June 2007
Two GMB union members who were sacked from their baggage handling jobs at Gatwick by Aviance, the airport ground services company following allegations of theft from passengers’ luggage have been awarded £58,400 and around £50,000 in reparation by Croydon Employment Tribunals for their wrongful dismissals.

Labour deputy leader contenders serenade the left at GMB conference

05 June 2007
It’s Monday at the GMB union’s annual conference in Brighton – and the air is thick with calls from senior Labour Party figures to strengthen workers’ rights and build more council housing.

The GMB conference and Gordon Brown

05 June 2007
All the debates of delegates to the GMB union conference in Brighton this week were shaped by Gordon Brown taking over as the New Labour leader.

Private equity industry accused of raiding pensions at GMB conference

05 June 2007
The GMB union has accused the private equity industry of raiding workers’ pensions and dumping liabilities into insolvent pension funds.

Fury at councils over single status and outsourcing

08 May 2007
Birmingham Workers in the GMB union at Birmingham council showed overwhelming opposition to the single status agreement in the first of several mass meetings last week.

Birmingham GMB in single status strike threat

03 May 2007
GMB members have overwhelmingly voted to reject Birmingham City Council’s pay and grading proposals this week at one of the first meetings organised by GMB throughout the city.

Strike at Anglian Windows

03 May 2007
Nearly 200 GMB members who work at Anglian Windows in Norwich are preparing to strike. The first one-day strike will be from 6am on Thursday 11 May. A further strike will take place on 14 May.

NCP strike wins union recognition

24 March 2007
After five days of strikes, 70 GMB members, mainly African migrant workers, have secured union recognition from NCP in Enfield, north London.

British Airways

03 March 2007
Some 4,500 workers in the GMB union at British Airways (BA) are set to ballot for industrial action over pensions after talks collapsed between the union and management.

NCP workers fight for union recognition

03 March 2007
Some 70 traffic enforcement workers across Enfield in north London in the GMB union went on strike for three days last week in their dispute with National Car Parks (NCP).


03 March 2007

Parking attendants in Enfield fight for union recognition

24 February 2007
Seventy mostly African migrant workers in the GMB union are in a bitter dispute over union recognition in Enfield, north London.

Single status round-up

06 January 2007
Barking & Dagenham GMB and T&G union members who work for Barking & Dagenham council in east London have voted overwhelmingly in a consultative ballot for strike action over single status and equal pay claims.

One day strike over single status at Falkirk council

16 December 2006
Workers at Falkirk council held a one strike on Monday 18 December against the council's plans to impose wage cuts to pay for single status. The workers are members of GMB and Unison unions. They both held ballots at the same time, which decided in favour of industrial action to resist the council's attacks on wages and conditions.

Workers set for action over single status

16 December 2006
Falkirk The battle against the single status pay settlement in local government is hotting up across Britain. GMB and Unison union members working for Falkirk council in central Scotland are set to protest this Saturday and strike on Monday of next week.

Third one-day strike at JJB - and protests this Saturday

11 November 2006
Workers at sports retailer JJB in the GMB union staged a third 24-hour strike on Thursday this week in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Communist jibe stirs strike at JJB Sports

04 November 2006
GMB union members at the Martland Mill JJB Sports warehouse in Wigan held a 24-hour strike on Tuesday and another on Thursday of this week.

Cardiff home carers threaten strike over job losses

28 October 2006
At a packed emergency mass meeting organised by the GMB and Unison unions last week, 380 home carers agreed unanimously to go on strike if jobs are lost as part of a social services shake-up.

Demonstrating against the suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh

21 October 2006
Around 100 trade unionists from the Unison, Amicus, PCS, UCU, NUT, T&G and GMB unions demonstrated outside the meeting room of Newcastle Trusts headquarters on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting at the summary suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh.

Katsouris Foods workers plan campaign over safety

02 September 2006
Workers in the GMB union at Katsouris Fresh Foods, in Wembley, north west London, have organised a mass meeting for Saturday of next week following industrial accidents at the plant.

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