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Making Schools Safe

Posted: 5th January 2021

From New Year’s Day onwards GMB has called on Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson to extend home learning for all primary school children with the exception of vulnerable children and key workers’ children.

GMB will never play fast and loose with the security of your jobs and whilst most…

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Local support during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted: 29th May 2020

GMB Milton Keynes Branch have just taken stock of hand sanitiser and hygiene hook keyrings. We will also shortly be receiving some face masks (source control masks – not PPE and so should not be used by healthcare workers). The Branch Committee also recently pledged to support the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal with a…

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Important Update on Schools Re-opening

Posted: 18th May 2020

The Government have announced plans to phase in a wider opening of primary schools from 1 June, starting with nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6.

The Government has further stated that it aims for all remaining primary children, plus year 10 and year 12 students to return to school for up to four weeks of the summer term.

The statement has caused a great deal of concern amongst GMB members about safety for pupils,…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted: 19th March 2020

Visit our Coronavirus Hub via the link below for more information about Coronavirus (Covid-19) and your rights at work. The information provided will be regularly updated.

LINK: GMB Coronavirus Hub

GMB members should also be receiving regular updates by email. If this is not the case please first check your junk/spam folder for any…

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GMB Calls for Parliamentary Investigation into Amazon

Posted: 18th February 2020

Conditions are getting worse and worse for Amazon workers.

We can’t let this continue.

No-one should be scared about leaving work in an ambulance. But that’s the reality hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers face each and every shift.

It’s why GMB is tonight calling for a parliamentary investigation into Amazon.


  Amazon are spending millions…

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GMB General Secretary & Treasurer Election 2019

Posted: 14th October 2019

GMB London Region is holding the following Hustings for the purposes of the General Secretary & Treasurer Election 2019. The candidates in the election are Timothy John Roache and Kathleen Walker-Shaw.

The first Hustings is to take place at 2 p.m on Saturday 26th October 2019, at Woburn House Conference Centre, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H…

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International Workers Memorial Day 2019

Posted: 10th April 2019

Milton Keynes’ trade unions have organised a commemorative event to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). IWMD gives everyone an opportunity to remember those who have been seriously injured and those who have died as a result of an accident at work, and also people who suffer from work-related illnesses.

The internationally recognised date for…

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