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GMB supports MacMillan

Posted: 8th October 2018

On Friday 28th September we hosted a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, The total raised was £79.09, which GMB Sandwell branch have rounded up to £100.00

Our National Political Officer Gary Doolan, recently passed away following a battle with cancer and his family have requested…

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GMB call upon schools to end violent attacks on staff

Posted: 11th September 2018

More than half of school staff experience shocking violence at work – with more than 16% suffering attacks every week.

A new report released this week highlights the appalling treatment our members face in the workplace.

Karen Leonard, GMB National Officer said:

“No-one should be physically threatened at work. Violence from parents in particular is…

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Calling all GMB members

Posted: 6th August 2018

Want to find out how you can get involved with YOUR campaigning Union and make a difference?

Join us on 22nd August for our all activist meeting at GMB regional office. Along with free parking and refreshments a warm welcome awaits from officers and activists.

To find out more about what GMB have been up…

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GMB Sandwell AGM

Posted: 16th July 2018

GMB Sandwell branch AGM took place on Friday 13th July 2018.

As well as updating members verbally on activities of the branch over the past 12 months we also showed a video of the campaigns and events we have supported.


Branch Elections were also held this year. For each position…

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GMB @ Women Chainmakers Festival

Posted: 10th July 2018

On Saturday 7th July, we attended the Cradley Heath Chainmakers Festival.

Led by Mary MacArthur of the National Federation of Women Workers (NFWW) which later became part of the GMB family, the women went of strike for 10 weeks. This festival honours the brave women that fought for the first minimum wage at a time when they still hadn’t…

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Great Get Together Community Day 23rd June 2018

Posted: 22nd June 2018

 Please join us at GMB regional office tomorrow, Saturday 23rd June 2018 between 11am & 3pm to celebrate togetherness and all that is good about our local communities

To celebrate the impact our friend and colleague Jo Cox had on her local community, in Parliament and the thousands of people inspired by her maiden speech,…

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Congress 2018 #GMB18

Posted: 11th June 2018

GMB annual congress took place in Brighton between 3rd – 6th June 2018.

On Sunday 3rd June sectional conferences were held, with motions and debates focusing on the three sectors within GMB structure, Public Services, Commercial and Manufacturing.

These conferences are held every other year prior to the start of annual congress and decisions made…

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