GFTU is hosting two Young Members' Development Weekends this year. The first one will take place at Quorn Grange Hotel from 19th to 21st May and is targeted at young members who are more experienced and active in the union and those who want to connect with other young members from different unions.
We know from previous TUC research that:
Safety reps are the most powerful union rep role, but we know they’re not yet representative of our wider membership. We also know women and Black workers often face more risk at work.
The February meeting of the GMB Northants Community Branch is on Thursday the 23rd February at 7pm on Zoom
We will be joined by John Lewis, for a talk on Prostate Cancer
The February Agenda is here and the January Summary Minutes are here
In June 2020, the TUC asked Black workers how their employers treated them during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown. What you told them enabled the TUC to publish the Dying on the Job Report, which highlighted how institutional racism affected the health, safety and welfare of Black workers during the pandemic.
The January meeting of the GMB Northants Community Branch took place on Thursday the 26th January 2023 at 7pm on Zoom
Below are the summary minutes of the meeting. A full copy of the minutes are issued to attendees and are available on request from the branch secretary.
A PDF file copy of the January Summary Minutes are also here.
The Tories are trying to rush the anti-strike bill through the House of Lords next, and we must keep the pressure on.
There will be a role for everyone to play in the coming weeks, but the TUC need to know more about you to ensure we send you the right actions to take.
Can you answer a few quick questions so we can send you the best actions for you to take? It will take less than 60 seconds.
Maureen Colquhoun Memorial Lecture - tribute to the first openly lesbian MP. A celebration of the public contribution of Maureen Colquhoun, MP for Northampton North 1974 -1979, the UK's first openly lesbian MP
Find out more here
GMB Midlands have places available for the GMB Health & Safety Stage 2 course at the GMB Halesowen Office on the following dates:
March in March - In Defiance on the 11th March 2023 organised by Northampton Trades Union Council:
Will you fight back against this pernicious Tory government?
They plan a bonfire of workers' rights and want to rob a fair pay rise for millions in the worst cost of living crisis in a generation. Your right to withdraw your labour and to strike against unfair working conditions, is under threat. There are laws going through parliament now that attack rights for Agency workers, Part-time workers, Maternity/paternity leave and Health and Safety in the workplace.
GMB Northants Community Branch
The latest news from the GMB Northants Community Branch C51 branch of the GMB Union