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GMB Survey

Posted: 30th November 2016

Dear GMB Post holder,

In the coming months – partly thanks to high profile GMB campaigns against bad employers such as Uber and ASOS – Members of Parliament are going to hold an investigation into the future of work and workers’ rights.

We want to make sure MPs know exactly what is happening in…

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Reforms to Public Sector Exit Payments

Posted: 24th October 2016

The government announced in 2015 that it wished to reduce further cost of the redundancy payments and bring about greater consistency for public sector workforces having already committed to introducing a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments.

The GMB has opposed the government approach but they remain of the view that it is would…

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Working together with Learning Curve Group

Posted: 15th April 2016

Working together with Learning Curve Group, Unionlearn and Cumbria CCC ULRs in the Northern Region are holding a 90 minute IAG session for people who want to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification in the following subjects:

* Business and Administration
* Cleaning Principles
* Common Health Conditions
* Equality and…

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Trade Union Disagreement Over Two-Year Pay Deal

Posted: 22nd March 2016

Following full membership consultation by GMB, and similar exercises by Unison and Unite, there is a different position among the national trade unions over the two-year pay deal that came about from national negotiations.

GMB members, in a full secret postal ballot, voted by 9-1 on an above average turnout to accept the deal. Unison…

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Restructuring Cumbria County Council – how your Branch responds to consultation!

Posted: 11th March 2016

Cumbria county council has stipulated that it is going through a period of unprecedented change and needs to make significant budget reductions as a result of the Government’s austerity programme, which is designed to reduce spending and balance national debt.

In addition, the council has said that its current financial predictions show they will have…

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