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GMB General Secretary Election Update & Hustings

Posted: 30th April 2021

The GMB General Secretary Election 2021 is underway and we are still in the Pre-Election Period.

All members should have received an email informing them that registration is now open for the virtual General Secretary election hustings and everyone in membership on 31st March 2021 is entitled to vote.  Hustings will start at 5pm on Monday…

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International Workers Memorial Day 2021

Posted: 30th April 2021

This year on Wednesday 28 April a small delegation of the GMB Milton Keynes Branch Committee met to commemorate International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) at the MK Rose, where the is a column marking the day.

IWMD gives everyone an opportunity to remember those who have been seriously injured and those who have died as…

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Full School Reopening 8/3/21

Posted: 25th February 2021

As expected, the Government has now announced its intention to fully reopen schools on Monday 8th March. GMB proposed, and would have preferred, a phased reopening of schools but this was rejected and so we have prepared advice and guidance for you, to assist in ensuring you are as safe as possible when schools fully…

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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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