Just last Wednesday, we descended in huge numbers on Asda’s Leeds headquarters to demand this company respect its workforce. Tens of thousands of supporters committed to stand with Asda workers by signing our petition and joining our call. GMB’s video, highlighting the impact of Contract 6 is having on our colleagues, has reached more than 3 million people and received coverage across print, TV, radio and online. MPs have been writing to Asda, on behalf of GMB members, in droves to challenge them over Contract 6. Together we’ve been keeping up the pressure on Asda to give colleagues a better deal. Our Pressure Forces Talks Through our members standing together and refusing to sign, we have been able to gain improvements to what was proposed. We are planning protests at Asda stores, Together We’ll Keep Building the Pressure *Thursday 5 September* Crewe Aintree Stockport *Monday 16 September* Astley Bridge Trafford park Ellesmere Port There will be GMB organised protests outside Asda stores planned up and down the country – so please join your local store demo if you can - and help build further public support for our call on Asda to respect its workers. Shoppers will be horrified to learn what's happening. Read more on our regional website - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/ASDA-Contract-6-Planned-Demonstrations
Last few places still available, so please book your place today for the 2019 GMB Campaigns for Justice Conference on Friday 6 September 2019. Places are free, but registration must be made in advance. Click here to book your place now - http://www.campaignsforjustice.com/register-your-interest Ken Loach , British Director of television and independent films is a speaker. He directed I, Daniel Blake. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor's diagnosis, British authorities deny Blake's benefits and tell him to return to his job. As Daniel navigates his way through an agonizing appeal process, he begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother (Hayley Squires) who's struggling to take care of her two children. https://youtu.be/ahWgxw9E_h4
Places are limited, so register online today to claim your seat at the 2019 GMB Campaigns for Justice Conference. It will be held on Friday 6th September, 10am to 4pm with lunch provided at Liverpool John Moores University, John Lennon Building in Liverpool. Speakers inlcude, Richard Burgon, Labour MP for Leeds East Ken Loach , British Director of television and independent films Michael Tarraga, Meat Rack Boy Sam Taylor, Susssex Stalking Support Dave Kelly, Fans Supporting Foodbanks Alan Kelly, Vauxhall Community Law Centre You can regsiter your interest now - Click here http://www.campaignsforjustice.com/register-your-interest
Stand with us today in Leeds, demonstrating against the new contract 6 at Asda, because 92% of Asda workers oppose the imposition of contract 6 and we want the company to hear their voices. 12pm at Leeds City Square
The 2019 GMB North West & Irish annual Campaigns for Justice Conference will take place on Friday 6 September 2019. At Liverpool John Moores University John Lennon Building 2 Duckingfield Street Liverpool L3 5RD 10am to 4pm with lunch served Places are limited and must be reserved in advance Check out more information on the regional website - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/news/2019-GMB-Justice-Conference-Registration
GMB CALLS ON ASDA FOR A BETTER DEAL FOR OUR MEMBERS GMB is holding a demonstration outside Asda House in Leeds on Wednesday 14th August to call for a better deal for Asda members. We would love to have you come along so contact us at the Email address below or ring Pippa on 0161 622 4997 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS? WHY NOT BRING THE KIDS ALONG For tickets Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot work, either outdoors or indoors, can certainly lead to an increase in accidents and injuries. Some, unenlightened employers, see this as just a seasonal irritation over which they have no control and so have little or no inclination to do anything about looking into control measures. GMB, however, believes that all workers have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. This guidance should help GMB members wherever they may work. Whatever the arguments around global warming there is little doubt that summers seem to be getting hotter and more intense. As temperatures rise workers in all industries suffer. Working in excessive heat is not only uncomfortable but can be dangerous and in extreme cases fatal. Hot work, either outdoors or indoors, can certainly lead to an increase -in accidents and injuries. Some, unenlightened employers, see this as just a seasonal irritation over which they have no control and so have little or no inclination to do anything about looking into control measures. Read more on the regional website here - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/news/gmb-union-guide-feeling-heat
Today at the H&W Shipyard yard artists from the East Belfast Community festival will drop by from noon and the workers have organised a family fun day for tomorrow. Everyone Welcome! Come and show your Solidarity!