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Video footage emerges of shocking working conditions during Covid-19 crisis at Bakkavor meals London
GMB has been provided with shocking video footage, from a management briefing at Bakkavor Meals London...
GMB welcome union recognition in Buckinghamshire
After a long, arduous struggle, GMB is delighted to announce that on the 3rd of April 2020, we have secured a recognition agreement with the new unitary authority which came into being on the 1st April this year....
GMB call on Medical employment agencies to exercise diligently their duty of care for safety of staff sent to hospitals
As the NHS is flat out the very least that should be expected is that employment agencies take responsibility for getting all the relevant information of where staff are to work and if necessary supply the relevant PPE needed says GMB London...
Care sector employers must work with Job Centres, Local Councils and others make job vacancies attractive to laid off workers to fill
There is now a real opportunity to finally address staff shortages due to poor pay and conditions to attract workers to what are very satisfying and essential jobs says GMB London...
Yodel must pay regular couriers higher market rates agreed for Addison Lee drivers
Volumes to be delivered has shot up requiring additional capacity to deal with it and new market rates have been established which must be paid to all couriers says GMB London...
GMB London call on Bakkavor Management to halt restructuring plans for the duration of the public health emergency
The company has to suspend to do the right thing as it reorganises production to comply with the social distancing rules says GMB London...
GMB call on Heathrow to reverse "kick in the teeth" reneging on paying London Living wage from April 2020
Workers are totally devastated and crushed by being hit with a sledgehammer with this unfair news says GMB London...
GMB London welcome Amey decisions on sick pay and reorganisation for social distancing rules in refuse services
GMB London, the union for refuse staff, welcome the decision by outsourced contractor Amey to pay full pay to workers off sick with Coronavirus, or those absent from work due to self isolating, in the current health emergency....
GMB call on Bakkavor to radically reorganise production at food plants for the safety of staff and public
GMB London call on Bakkavor Management to radically reorganise production methods and schedules to make London food plants compliant with social distancing rules for safe operation...
GMB London call on pre prepared foods supplier Bakkavör to improve sick pay for staff self isolating in health emergency
Unless sick pay is improved Bakkavör will force staff to work putting fellow workers and public at risk or going without enough money says GMB London...
COVID-19 Less Severe Than Influenza says Amey PLC
This was the shocking response the Private Contractor, who provides Waste Management services for the London Borough of Ealing, gave GMB London when asked to pay their workers full pay if they had to self Isolate or contracted COVID-19....
GMB London welcome new rates for National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from April 2020 and call for Unions to be given role in enforcement for staff at rogue employers
GMB London, the union for general workers across the economy, welcomed the new rates for the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from April 2020 and reiterated calls for unions to have a role in enforcement where members are employed by rogue employers....
XPO warehouses in Milton Keynes must comply with social distancing rules or close to protect workers and public
GMB, the union in the logistics sector, is calling on XPO Logistics to radically revise working arrangements in warehouses both in and around Milton Keynes, to comply with social distancing requirements to protect the health of members working in these warehouses as well as the general public.If it proves not to be possible at any workplaces then the company should operations there during the public health emergency....
Yodel must issue PPE for couriers and revise rates in light of social distancing requirements
GMB London call for Yodel Couriers to be risk assessed for PPE and social distancing and revise rates as elsewhere in Parcel Delivery Sector...
GMB London welcome the decision by Yodel to reverse sacking and cost cutting
GMB welcome decision by Yodel Senior Management to reverse sacking and cost cutting at Hatfield Depot...
GMB London accuse Yodel of using the Covid 19 crisis to sack staff to cut costs
GMB London accuse parcel delivery firm Yodel of using the COVID 19 crisis as excuse to lay off staff and cut costs at Hertfordshire Depot...
Local government employers must issue guidance to enable refuse staff to safely provide essential service
GMB London call on local government employers to spell out how refuse services staff can safely provide an essential service while meeting social distancing requirements...
Urgent action needed to stop huge scale "act of god" sackings at airports
GMB London call on UK Government to stop aviation employers and insurance sector from using "acts of god" clauses to evade responsibility to maintain jobs and incomes of their workforces facing wholesale immediate job losses...