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GMB Members Potential Holiday Pay Claims

A recent ruling in the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that UK law in relation to the calculation of holiday pay is not in line with European law.

As paid holiday is a health and safety measure, members should not be deterred from taking holiday because they will be paid less than their normal pay.

For most members the calculation of holiday is straightforward and they receive the same pay for each week of holiday as they do for the rest of the year. But the position is more difficult where pay varies because of factors such as overtime, shift pay, commission and some allowances, but not expenses.

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Invitation to joint GMB & Unite Young Members Gig!!

Join us for a free GMB Young Member social on Thursday 18 April at Henry Boons Function Room, 130 Westgate, Wakefield WF2 9SW, 7pm start.  Anyone who is 27 and under is invited to attend. Under 18’s are also welcome at the venue. We encourage you to bring a friend.  There will be live music from band ‘The Cheats’ who will also be partnered by DJ Wags. There will also be food provided and free drinks per person.

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Health and Safety Cuts Wrong

GMB says that health and safety cuts are just propaganda to appease the right wing condem coalition. These cuts will not promote growth and could well lead to an increase in accidents at work and in the retail sector increase risks to the public also says GMB.

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Tory Lib-Dem Attack on Employment Rights

The last Tory government attacked workers’ collective rights and this new one now plans to attack your individual rights. It is aiming to make it far harder for workers to get access to justice in the Employment Tribunals and shift power even further in favour of bad employers.

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Lobby Against Calderdale Council Cuts

Following on from the Calderdale Rally against Public Services Cuts which took place on Saturday 12 February 11’, at the Piece Hall, Halifax, a further lobby has now been arranged.

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In Defence Of Public Services


The Tory-Lib Dem cuts to public services are vindictive and wrong. The Coalition Government is attacking the services it took years of Labour investment to rebuild. This cannot go unchallenged.

GMB is a campaigning union and we must be at the forefront of the fight to defend our public services. There needs to be major workplace campaigns mounted across the country to stop the mindless destruction of jobs and services.  Our job is to speak to as many staff affected as possible, tell them GMB thinks these cuts are wrong and unfair and let them know what we plan to do about it where they work.

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Commission issues county court proceedings against the BNP

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today issued county court proceedings against the British National Party in respect of its constitution and membership criteria. The court has set a date of Wednesday 2 September for a hearing for the Commission’s application for an injunction against the BNP.

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Joint Union March Brings Traffic To A Standstill In York

Trade union members in York marched and rallied on Saturday 29th November 2008, over three of the most important issues facing York and the rest of the UK. GMB, Unite, Community, PCS and CWU members called on the Government to rethink its policies on welfare reform, the employment of disabled people and the provision of our Royal Mail Services.

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RE-OPENING OF REMPLOY YORK - Petition to: The Rt Hon Gordon Brown Prime Minister


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