GMB Northants Community Branch held our annual event to mark Workers Memorial Day in Corby on Saturday the 25th April 2015. The event was hosted by Gordon Glassford the GMB Branch Secretary and we heard speeches from Andy Sawford MP for Corby & Northants, Rhea Keehn prospective Labour parliamentary candidate for Kettering, Robert Sneddon from the Community Union, Rob Johnstone Campaigns & Policy Officer from TUC. Here are the pictures of the event:
We hope to see you all at the GMB Northants Workers Memorial Day Event in Corby this Saturday 25th April 2015 from 11am
More info here: http://www.gmbnorthants.org/news/workers-memorial-day-event-corby-25th-april-2015
Here is the video from GMB about Beccie and why she is voting labour
Issue 27 of the School workforce News is out. Read it here
The next meeting of the GMB Northants Community Branch will be held on Wednesday, 29th April at 7.00pm in the Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Lloyds Road, Corby. NN17 1AP
Printable Agenda, Summary Minutes of March Meeting and location map are below
Here are the summary minutes of the GMB Northants Community Branch Meeting that took place on Wednesday the 25th March 2015. Printable PDF Summary Minutes are available here
Workers Educational Association (WEA) in Corby are holding the following course. If you are interested contact WEA direct. If you are a GMB Northants Branch Member then help with funding maybe available - get in contact
WORKERS' EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION - CORBY BRANCH
Tutor: Liz Carter
GMB WELCOME LABOUR PLEDGES ON ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS AND WORKERS RIGHTS IN WORK MANIFESTO
At long last we have a major political party prepared to address and give rights to workers to shield them from exploitation in their workplaces says GMB
GMB commented on the Labour election pledge announced today (1st April 2015) on zero hours contracts and on the launch of the Labour work manifesto. See notes to editors for copy of speech by Ed Miliband. This is the link for the work manifesto: http://www.labour.org.uk/blog/entry/a-better-plan-for-britains-workplaces.
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said "At long last we have a major political party prepared to address and give rights to workers to shield them from exploitation in their workplaces.
At long last the damage of zero hours contracts is to be addressed. This news will be welcomed by thousands of people for whom the world of work is a daily lottery.
Voters are faced with a stark choice - a party governing in the interest of corporate bosses with zero hours contracts and for tax breaks for the wealthy elite or a party seeking to provide rights and protection for working people.
Hopefully David Cameron will find himself on a zero hours contract come May the 8th”
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