Posted: 17th August 2021
The Branch recently supported a charity bike ride, the group which included one of our convenors and GMB members set out to raise awareness and funds after a dear colleague and friend passed away.
A massive well done to everyone involved!
There’s still a bit of time left to donate if you are…
Posted: 28th July 2021
The LGA have made a final offer on pay – affecting local government, school and council workers. The offer has only slightly been improved from 1.5% to 1.75% and point 1 staff have been offered 2.75%.
There is further information here: All Local Government Noticeboard | GMB
A ballot will be arranged to ensure all…
Posted: 27th July 2021
See further details here: School Workforce Bulletin July 2021
And remember if any of your colleagues are not currently in the GMB please ask them to join so we can assist them with this and any other problems that they may encounter going forward.
GMB have a wealth of information, guidance and tools…
Posted: 6th May 2021
Particularly for those working in schools please find below an open letter to Secretary of State for Education regarding the need to continue wearing face coverings as a mitigatory measure against Covid in schools:
If you haven’t signed already and want to please see below. Also forward to others that maybe interested – students…
Posted: 15th February 2021
Ministers forced into change following Judicial Review brought by GMB Union
GMB Union, which represents more than 300,000 workers in local government and the wider public sector, has welcomed the Government’s decision to withdraw its exit cap regulations.
The Government’s u-turn means that the perverse regulations that have hit low paid workers the hardest will…
Posted: 22nd January 2021
COVID-19 ABSENCE RATES HIGHER FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF THAN TEACHERS, GMB ANALYSIS SHOWS
Throughout the pandemic your union has been raising concerns that our members are disproportionately being exposed to the Covid virus.
School support staff make up 2/3 of the total education workforce and have been on the frontline in every classroom and every…