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Is My School Safe?

Posted: 1st March 2021

As you know your school will be expected to open for full pupil attendance from the 8th March, whilst you have probably been working throughout this last lockdown we know you will probably have worries and concerns regarding your safety when all pupils are back in school.

In order for you to know that you…

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Staffing Update – Thank you Annette and Jim

Posted: 1st March 2021

As today marks the start of a new month, we also announce a change within GMB S85 branch.

 

Annette Greenwood is stepping back from her role as Senior Adult Services representative and Health & Safety Officer to explore new opportunities within the authority. However it is not goodbye as we are pleased Annette will…

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Celebrate LGBT+ History Month with GMB

Posted: 1st February 2021

February is UK LGBT+ history month.

GMB campaigns and fights for better rights, pay and conditions for all LGBT+ workers.

We strive for equality to be the forefront of everything we do. Making work and society a better, safer place for everyone is part of our core values.

For LGBT+ History Month 2021 we’re putting…

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#MakeSchoolsSafe

Posted: 26th January 2021

Newspaper headlines tell the public that schools are closed. But we know they are not.

There are more pupils in schools than when the lockdown first happened last March. Support staff are being asked to work more hours and to take on huge amounts of responsibility.

Let us know what’s happening in your school:

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GMB Noticeboards

Posted: 8th January 2021

Throughout the pandemic and beyond GMB issue regular bulletins for our members which can be read, downloaded for noticeboards and shared with your colleagues.

We urge all members, whichever sector your work in to read the bulletins and share with your colleagues.

GMB Public Services Section

Our Public Services Sections covers  hundreds…

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GMB welcomes U-turn on schools re-opening after PM claimed schools were safe

Posted: 5th January 2021

Decision would have been taken days ago if Government had any respect for science or those working in schools

GMB, the union for school support staff, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to belatedly overrule Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and order school closures to all but key workers and vulnerable children.

The decision comes after…

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