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Latest News For Members 7 May 2021

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It’s been another busy week of fighting for our members here at GMB and the work doesn’t stop.

We’re planning a big virtual NHS pay rally next week – and we need you to get involved.

Also in this week’s update: some great training and learning opportunities; we look forward to Mental Health Awareness Week – plus a reminder to register for the first of our General Secretary Election hustings.


NHS workers are uniting to fight back – but they need our support. Please join this virtual rally.
WHEN? Tuesday 11th May from 7pm 
WHERE? On Facebook LIVE & YouTube LIVE
WHO? NHS workers | GMB Union | Unite the Union | Speakers TBA
WHY? Join our NHS workers across the country in the fight for pay justice. When we fight together there is no stopping us. 
Register now
Need help with numbers, money or maths?
Get involved with National Numeracy Day on 19 May.

Join us as we look at three main themes – Helping Children with Maths, Numeracy for Work and Maths & Money.

With talks from experts and celebrities, including money expert Martin Lewis, you’ll find everything from managing your budget to helping your kids with their homework.

For parents or guardians out there, encourage your children to get involved in the School Numbers Hero Competition with prizes to be won!

Can’t join on the day? Don’t worry, you’ll find helpful courses, advice and guidance online all year round.


GMB is holding an election for General Secretary & Treasurer – the senior full-time officer in GMB, responsible for managing the union and delivering our policies.

This election will have a big impact on GMB’s future and our ability to work for you. Everyone in membership of GMB on 31st March 2021 is entitled to vote.

There are three candidates – Rehana Azam, Giovanna Holt and Gary Smith – who will be taking part in two virtual hustings, each starting at 5pm on Monday 10th May and Wednesday 19th May, where they will answer your questions.

To watch the hustings live – and to submit your question to candidates – you must register in advance by clicking the button(s) below.

Both hustings will be have live captioning and a British Sign Language interpreter.

Your GMB Membership Number is 267984A.

Hustings one – 10 May


Hustings two – 19 May


Mental Health Awareness Week
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

Across the union they’ll be plenty of events to get involved in – and blogs from different perspectives to read.

Click below to see what’s happening.

Find out more



Facing redundancy?
We will always fight to save jobs, but with the pandemic and Brexit putting some industries at risk, GMB has developed a new redundancy support package to help members when most in need.

Designed to help you find a new job and save on the cost of your union fees, you can get 6 months free GMB membership when made redundant if you enroll on one of our GMB Learning courses.

Support with job hunting, skills assessments, free courses and more. For GMB members only.


Get support
The Monaghan Report 

The Taskforce formed to implement the recommendations of the Monaghan report met on the19 April.

Click here to see updates on the Taskforce’s work and actions taken so far.

Click here for more details on the GMB Confidential Helpline and Online Support Service GMB Confidential Helpline and Online Support Service

Find out more
Trudi, once  again, thanks so much for your membership.

Best wishes,

Stay safe.

Warren and Barbara

Warren Kenny
Acting General Secretary, GMB

Barbara Plant
National President, GMB


Posted: 7th May 2021

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