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Claire Hargreaves GMB Campaign Period Poverty
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Lorraine Winson, GMB Regions Women's Network at 2018 GMB Women's Conference
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Sarah James at 2018 GMB Women's Conference
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GMB Protect Female Cancer Cover, Supporting GMB Members
£25,000 cash benefit on first diagnosis of a covered female cancer or carcinoma in situ of the breast (an early stage cancer which hasn’t spread). £2,500 cash benefit on first diagnosis of carcinoma in situ in any covered female organs other than the breast. £50 inpatient benefit for all overnight hospital stays, up to £4,500. £25 outpatient benefit for all hospital visits, up to £1,000. For UK residents aged 18-69. No medical or health questions. This policy is underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. Previously diagnosed cancers are not covered. Our Female Cancer Cover is designed to be a financial safety net to help you cope with the impact of being diagnosed with a female cancer of: • one or both breasts • one or both ovaries • the cervix • the uterus • the vagina • the vulva, or • one or both Fallopian tubes The policy pays a £25,000 cash benefit on first diagnosis of a covered female cancer or carcinoma in situ of the breast (carcinoma in situ is an early stage cancer which hasn’t spread), to help you continue to lead as normal a life as possible, from diagnosis until you're getting better. Although the cash benefit isn't designed to replace your income, it can certainly make things easier while you’re having treatment. The money paid out under the policy is for you to use however you need – perhaps to help pay the household bills for a while, to cover travel costs to and from hospital appointments, fuel and car parking or return taxi trips to the hospital. Or maybe even take some quality time post-treatment to have a holiday without the financial headache – it’s entirely up to you. £2,500 is paid on diagnosis of carcinoma in situ in any of the covered female organs apart from the breast (when the full diagnosis benefit is paid). There are also cash payments for time spent at the hospital as a result of your diagnosis, including a £50 inpatient benefit for each overnight hospital stay up to a maximum of £4,500 and £25 payable for each outpatient day visit, up to £1,000. We don't need to know your family history and there are no health questions to complete. As well as the financial impact, we understand the emotional effects that a cancer diagnosis can have. So if you need to make a claim, you will also have access to a support team which is staffed by registered nurses who provide information and advice about living with cancer, including benefits, allowances and specialist equipment available to you. They can also arrange therapy or counselling and links to support services such as local support groups or charities. There are some things which the policy doesn’t cover: • Previously diagnosed cancers or tumours described as pre-malignant • Diagnosis within the first 90 days of taking out the policyº • Those who are under 18 or 75 and over • Non UK residents (Cover ends if you live outside the UK for more than 180 consecutive days) There is no cover if, during the first 90 days of the policy (the waiting period), you are diagnosed with a covered cancer, have symptoms or tests, receive medical advice, medication or treatment for a covered cancer. However, you will still be able to claim the Inpatient Benefit for each overnight stay you are admitted to a hospital during the waiting period. 90 days directly following diagnosis of that cancer the policy will end for you and no further benefits will be payable to you under this policy. Please also note that because the risk of gender specific cancers increases as you get older, your premiums will go up with age. We will notify you when this is due to happen. This policy covers the seven female specific cancers detailed above, other forms of cancer are not covered. This policy is underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. For a full explanation of the terms and conditions please read the policy documents carefully in the policy docs tab. https://www.unioninsurance.co.uk/products/female-cancer-cover/gmb...
Arthur Moss tribute to Paul Evans Oct 2018
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Barbara Plant GMB President at the 2018 GMB Women's Conference
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Alister Morgan update on Justice for Daniel at 2018 GMB Campaigns for Justice
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Paramedic Review. As you will now know the outcome of the recent JE was Band 5, no surprise there then
The other unions have written a joint response stating that they will now review their options. The GMB held a branch meeting on the day we found out the outcome and yes we were notified by way of the global email that was sent out to staff. When we asked why we didn’t receive notification at the same time as the other unions we were told we hadn’t signed up to the terms of reference (ToR) so they didn’t feel the need to notify us. Well they are right we didn’t sign up or agree the ToR so are not bound by its terms. We have today written to the trust to initiate an appeal of this outcome. The anger of those paramedics at the branch meeting was palpable; they insisted that this issue is not one they are willing to walk away from and asked the branch to escalate the current action. The Branch passed a vote of no confidence in the Trust Board and Executive management team of NWAS, they have been notified of this and we await a response. Following this meeting the branch has asked the regional to make the necessary arrangements to ballot our paramedic members again to ensure any action can continue past November. The GMB industrial action committee meets today to discuss forms of action prior to the region formally notifying the Trust of our intentions. We will of course inform all members of the decisions taken today once the arrangements have been finalised. We plan to meet both unison and unite at the regular joint staff side meeting next Wednesday when the issue will be discussed. We have also made arrangements to meet with all North West MPs at the Houses of Parliament on the 14th of this month, to discuss this ongoing issue and any other ambulance related issues that they wish to talk about. We are currently taking legal advice on the issue to consider submitting a judicial review of the process that was used to deliver this outcome. We continue to call for an independent investigation into the whole process to date and will ask those MPs we meet to support us on this issue. We will continue to fight this injustice until we achieve a resolution that is acceptable to our members and will enlist the support of all and anyone who is willing to assist in this matter. In the meanwhile the Trust senior management merry-go-round continues to turn with “interims” and “heads of” hopping on and off at will. et’s hope the new CEO is one with ability to resolve issues as they arise and not let things fester in the way the para JE issue has....
Anne Scargill and Betty Cooke, Women Against the Pit Closures, at 2018 GMB Campaigns for Justice
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Helen Steel, Spycops, at the 2018 GMB Campaigns for Justice
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