TRIBUTES have poured in to “titan of the labour movement” Mary Turner, who has died after 20 years at the helm of her union.
The GMB president served alongside the past four general secretaries, and oversaw six Labour leaderships as a member of the party’s ruling...
Friday 21st Jul 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
IT WAS with great sadness this week that we learned of GMB’s national president Mary Turner passing away after a typically brave fight against cancer.
To say Mary was a GMB institution would be understating it.
I have often described her as the “beating heart”...
posted by Morning Star in Features
For a future Labour government to implement its popular manifesto, the labour movement must reject the single market, writes Ryan Gallagher
Tuesday 18th Jul 2017
WORKERS at the Merseyside warehouse of clothing retailer Matalan accepted a pay increase yesterday — by just three votes.
Their union GMB warned bosses that the workers were no longer prepared to tolerate Matalan’s “antics” after a 3.5 per cent pay deal was...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
UNIONS representing police civilian staff plan to smash the Tories’ stranglehold on public-sector pay by calling for a 5 per cent wage rise.
Unions Unite, Unison and GMB submitted the pay claim yesterday on behalf of 32,000 police civilian staff in England and Wales.
Saturday 15th Jul 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
A PARLIAMENTARY report calling for a cap on the number of taxis in London was welcomed by drivers’ union GMB yesterday.
The union warned that with the number of private hire vehicles (PHV) in the capital on the rise “unscrupulous companies” including Uber are...
Friday 14th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
by Conrad LandinIndustrial ReporterSCABS could be drafted in to keep a top nuclear site running during a firefighters’ strike, bosses suggested yesterday.Firefighters at Sellafield, who are represented by general union GMB,...
Tuesday 11th Jul 2017
Taylor report fails to deal with problems of the gig economy, warn unions
TRADE unions told food delivery firm Deliveroo yesterday that it is using the law as a bogus excuse to not offer its workers security of pay and benefits.A fresh row over so-called gig economy workers was sparked after Deliveroo bosses claimed that legislation would need updating...
Sunday 9th Jul 2017
“UNFIT” energy watchdog Ofgem must be abolished, the GMB union said yesterday as the regulator mulled over a “toothless” price cap for poor consumers.
Ofgem announced yesterday that it is considering a “safeguard tariff” for vulnerable consumers,...
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017