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GMB Domestic Abuse Charter event

Posted: 24th November 2020

As part of the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, GMB are holding a panel event for all members on the GMB’s Domestic Abuse Charter campaign.

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday 25th November) from 6:00pm as we discuss the rise of domestic abuse and practical solutions to supporting and protecting members in the workplace.

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COVID guidance to Sandwell schools welcomed

Posted: 20th November 2020

GMB Sandwell welcome updated guidance from Public Health in Sandwell regarding covid cases in our schools.

In the light of the COVID transmission rates in schools, Public Health have reviewed DfE guidance alongside latest medical evidence. Going forward, when a case is identified in a class the advice from Sandwell’s Public Health team will be…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted: 20th November 2020

Today (20th November) is International Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) – a day to memorialise those who have been killed or who’ve taken their own life as a result of transphobic bullying and harassment; and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

Whilst we may never know the exact number…

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Every workplace should be a safe place

Posted: 18th November 2020

It’s important now more than ever that your employer makes work safe. But what can you do if you do not feel safe in the workplace?

With all of the UK under ever tighter restrictions due to Coronavirus, GMB is more determined than ever to ensure that our members are safe and have been challenging…

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Transgender Awareness Week

Posted: 17th November 2020

Transgender awareness week is a time where we share and uplift the voices and experiences of the trans community, which includes celebrating the victories of trans folk while also remembering all those who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence.

Trans employees often face distinct challenges in the workplace with recent research carried out by…

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Raising covid concerns with Serco

Posted: 3rd November 2020

With increasing concerns raised by members working in Serco over safety fears, GMB have been in discussion with the employer to ensure that safe practices are being followed.

Our members working in Serco continue to deliver vital services to the residents of Sandwell and by working with their employer, GMB are ensuring that the health…

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Virtual Regional Equality Conference

Posted: 27th October 2020

This year’s regional equality conference is going digital!

 

This years Regional Equality Conference will be taking place on Saturday 7th November between 11.30am and 1.30pm. There will be speakers, discussions, and information on GMB’s current equality campaigning. This will be our first online conference Regionally, and it would be great to see as many…

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Black History Month – GMB training

Posted: 16th October 2020

 At GMB we want to make politics more representative and would like to encourage more Councillors from racially diverse backgrounds.

The Local Government Association polled UK Councillors in 2018 and found that 96% of the Councillors who respond identified as white. In order to equip members who might be interested in becoming a…

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