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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.

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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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GMB Summer Prize Draw

Posted: 1st June 2018

GMB S85 Summer Prize Draw

You have until the end of this month to be entered in to our prize draw for a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader or Love2Shop vouchers.
It couldn’t be simpler to enter… join GMB, Recruit a friend or update your details via a branch rep for your chance to win


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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Posted: 10th May 2018

Mental Health Awareness week takes place between 14th & 20th May 2018.

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be visiting workplaces throughout the borough. This year the focus is on stress and our officers are not only raising awareness, but will be able to provide a confidential & safe environment to discuss any issues…

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1st Sandwell Workers Memorial Day event #IWMD18

Posted: 30th April 2018


Sandwell held its very first International Workers Memorial Day event on Friday 27th April 2018, to commemorate all those who have been injured, made ill or who have lost their life, simply for going to work.

Although the weather was poor, the event was well attended by Union officials, staff and Councillor Steve Trow who spoke…

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