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Health & Safety Concerns @ Serco

Posted: 15th November 2019

We are aware of potentially misleading information being put out on social media, stating that unofficial industrial action is being undertaken by some members of staff resulting in a high number of missed bin collections throughout the borough.

Following a decision made by Sandwell Council and their waste partner Serco to reduce the number of…

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Women Chainmakers Festival

Posted: 3rd July 2019

This Saturday (6th July 2019) GMB along with sister Trade Unions will be celebrating the Cradley Heath Women Chainmakers Festival.

We hope to see as many people as possible at the event and encourage you to attend the GMB stall to have a chat.

You may be wondering what is…

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The Great get Together

Posted: 21st June 2019

 

This weekend we are holding our 3rd annual Great get together in memory of Jo Cox,MP who whose life was tragically cut short in June 2016. GMB will be getting together at our office in Halesowen to celebrate kindness, respect and all we have in common. The event taking place on Saturday 22nd June…

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Public Services Exit Cap Payment Consultation

Posted: 22nd May 2019

The Government are once again attacking the hard earned and fought for terms and conditions of public service workers. This time, they are trying to cap all exit payments for public service workers at £95,000.

This exit payment cap will affect many GMB members in all public sector departments, particularly those aged 55 years and…

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International Worker Memorial Service

Posted: 24th April 2019

We invite you to join us this Friday, 26th April at 10:30am for the 2nd annual International Workers’ Memorial Day service outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury.

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t…

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GMB Apprenticeship benefits

Posted: 26th March 2019

What does GMB Apprentice Membership offer?

GMB Apprentice Membership offers all the same benefits of normal membership*, including the right to representation and free legal advice, plus more:

  1. £3 a month rate
  2. NUS Apprentice Extra Card and discounts
  3. Membership of the National Society of Apprentices
  4. Access to GMB’s Apprentice Network

 

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Tackling Period Poverty at Work

Posted: 8th March 2019

GMB are very proud to announce following discussions with Sandwell Council and our sister Trade Unions, a new campaign is being launched today (International Women’s Day) to tackle period poverty and promote dignity for women at work.

Sarah James, branch Equality Officer said “For many women, even those in work period poverty is a real…

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