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MK Council Living Wage

Posted: 9th December 2015

GMB WELCOME LIVING WAGE AT MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL AND CONTRACTORS

This shows that despite another round of significant cuts in Local Authority budgets, it is possible to make a difference to people’s standard of living says GMB

GMB, the union for public service workers, welcomed the announcement that Milton Keynes Council has achieved Living wage…

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Local Government Survey

Posted: 12th November 2015

As you are fully aware, the world of Local Government and Public Services has changed beyond all recognition since 2010. Local Government budgets continue to be cut at an alarming rate, and the consequence of this is further redundancies and attacks on members Terms and Conditions.

It has always been a priority for GMB to be…

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GMB CEC and General Secretary Elections 2015

Posted: 29th October 2015

GMB members should have received ballot papers with their latest edition of Candid magazine, in order to vote in the elections of General Secretary and Central Executive Council. The papers will be coupled with a booklet containing statements from each person seeking election; Milton Keynes City branch has not formally nominated any candidates so it…

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Trade Union Bill + TUC Lobby & Rally

Posted: 19th October 2015

The Trade Union Bill represents a fundamental attack on the rights of trade unions and workers. It is an ideologically driven challenge – by the Conservative government – to some of our most basic rights, which seeks to undermine workers’ freedom to take action against poor employers and their terms.

The proposals are wide-ranging; they…

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GMB General Secretary & Treasurer Hustings

Posted: 8th October 2015

GMB London Region is hosting a hustings event for the position of General Secretary & Treasurer. Hopefully you would have already received an email from GMB with details of the event, and it would be fantastic to see members from our branch attend. Colleagues from the Milton Keynes branch will be attending so it is…

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Labour Party Deputy Leadership Hustings

Posted: 12th August 2015

The Milton Keynes Labour Party will be hosting a deputy leadership hustings, incorporated in to the All Member’s Meeting. Party members, registered supporters, and affiliated supporters are all welcome to attend. This is a perfect opportunity for members and supporters to assess the candidates before voting papers have to be returned (by 10th September 2015).

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Labour Leadership Contest

Posted: 28th July 2015

Do you want to have a say in who becomes the next leader of the Labour Party? As a member of GMB you’re entitled to vote in the contest, but you have to register first. Becoming an affiliated supporter doesn’t mean joining the Labour Party, and it’s absolutely free.

All GMB members who register as…

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GMB Congress 2015

Posted: 16th June 2015

The 98th GMB Congress was held in Dublin. It was only the second time since our union was founded in 1889 that Congress was held here. It was an eventful week with key announcements from our General Secretary, the first Labour leadership hustings, and much more besides.

Our delegate has written a full report on…

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