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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.

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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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GMB National Equality Conference

Posted: 4th March 2019

Report by Sarah James, Branch Equality Officer

The 10th annual National Equality Conference 2019 was hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel by GMB Northern region on 25th & 26th February 2019.

Day 1 of conference started with a welcoming speech from GMB National Equality Forum chair Brian Shaw who outlined the tone of the conference,…

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Snow Your Rights

Posted: 31st January 2019

It will not have escaped anyone’s attention that the weather is due to turn for the worse over the coming days.

The change leaves many members unsure of their rights on snow days. GMB have produced a quick guide to help members.


Generally speaking there is no legal obligation for an employer to pay…

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Time To Talk Day

Posted: 29th January 2019

Join us on Thursday 7th February between 10am & 2pm as we make a conversation about Mental Health. #TimeToTalk

We will be joined by sister Trade Unions from across Sandwell at:

  • Sandwell Council House, Oldbury (Ground Floor Break Area)
  • Providence Place, West Bromwich (Ground Floor Break Area)

Mental health problems affect one in four…

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