Ambulance Workers Don't Retire Anymore - They Burn Out

Paul Turner | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Paul Turner

As a paramedic, you never know what you're going to be confronted by or how long you are going to be working for. If you are due to finish at 7pm and a call comes in at 6.59pm - you obviously have to answer it. And you have to see it through - right to the end. You just don't question it. It's what the job demands, but everyone has their breaking point.

How Decriminalising Sex Work Would Help Some Of The Most Stigmatised Workers In The Country

Cat Stephens | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Cat Stephens

The Trades Union Congress will today debate a motion from train drivers' union ASLEF, asking for support for full and complete decriminalisation of consensual adult sex work. We believe sex workers should have the same rights as every other worker in this country. This includes their right to join a trade union and organise. Current legislation forces these workers to work alone leaving them vulnerable to crime and afraid to report violence to the police through of fear of arrest. Decriminalisation would increase sex workers' safety, enhance access to health services and end criminal records - thereby making exiting the industry easier. We hope for an informed debate and a positive result for some of the most stigmatised workers in society.

Charlotte Hawkins Is Following In 'GMB' Co-Host Susanna Reid's 'Strictly' Footsteps

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

Charlotte Hawkins is set to swap the ‘Good Morning Britain’ sofa for the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ dancefloor, it has been confirmed. The ‘GMB...

Student Spotted Swigging From Hip Flask On Live TV After Opening A Level Results

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education

For many students, having a few celebratory drinks after finding out how they did in their exams is a big part of A Level results day. But one Wigan ...

ET Go Home - Trade Unions, Workers Rights And The Modern Economy

Joe Dromey | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Dromey

If the decline in union membership and collective bargaining has been in part due to government action, then the solution to addressing and reversing the decline must also - in part - lie in government action.

Kate Garraway Channels Ginger Spice In Geri Horner’s Iconic Union Jack Dress

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

If the Spice Girls ever need an understudy for Ginger Spice, they need look no further than Kate Garraway. The ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter do...

Tommy Robinson: Just What Is He Good For?

Nick Ryan | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Nick Ryan

Fresh from his appearance on Good Morning Britain yesterday, perhaps Stephen Lennon - or as he likes to style himself, 'Tommy Robinson' - the convicted mortgage fraudster and serial far-right activist, should take a long hard look in the mirror.

Cheryl's Ex Refuses To Congratulate The New Mum In Seriously Awkward 'GMB' Interview

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Things got seriously awkward between Cheryl’s ex-husband Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini and Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold on Thursday’s ...

The Look On Richard Arnold's Face After He Camera-Bombs GMB's News Is Priceless

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

It’s obviously been a bit of a long week for Good Morning Britain’s showbiz reporter Richard Arnold, who doesn’t know whether he’s coming or g...

Corbyn And Unions Agree 'Carve Up' Of Safe Labour Seats

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

Labour candidacies for key vacant seats in the general election have been carved up under a secret plan agreed between Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson and l...

'GMB' Presenter Richard Arnold Just Did What So Many Of Us Have Dreamed Of

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter Richard Arnold did what many viewers have dreamed of doing during Wednesday morning’s show. The Entertainment r...

Uber, The "Gig Economy" And Trade Unions

Anindya Raychaudhuri | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Tech
Anindya Raychaudhuri

So, the Uber ruling is a very good thing indeed - but you won't be surprised to hear a Trade Union activist say this. What is more interesting, and more troubling for me, is the realisation that even if the coming challenges to this ruling are unsuccessful, the "gig economy" as an entity isn't about to disappear

Today Is A Happy Day For Uber Drivers Sick And Tired Of Losing Out On Basic Rights At Work

Asif Hanif | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Asif Hanif

Today, drivers won a pivotal victory in a case taken by my union, GMB against Uber that proved that they really are employees and not "partners" as the company always says... Up till now, Uber drivers have not been guaranteed a minimum wage - and as GMB, has shown, not every driver always makes the legal minimum. We're also not entitled to holiday pay and as a result, any time off means a loss of earnings, which can mean a lot when you have bills to pay. When Uber comes in and takes advantage of all the opportunities they have in Britain, they should also respect the law of the land and we have shown that today.

We Must Question The Wisdom Of GMB's Endorsement Of Owen Smith

Andy Newman | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Newman

The criteria for judging success for any action by a trade union is whether it results in the organisation being stronger. GMB endorsing Owen Smith is highly unlikely to effect the overall result of the Labour leadership election, where Corbyn is widely expected to win. However, it is a decision that has placed GMB outside the ranks of the other progressive trade unions...

Joanna Lumley Does Not Want To Discuss Her Age, Clearly

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

We all know it’s rude to mention a lady’s age, but try telling Susanna Reid that. The ‘Good Morning Britain’ host probably isn’t going to ge...

We Face Uncharted Waters and a Country Divided

Tim Roache | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Roache

GMB advocated an 'angry remain' vote. It was a pragmatic vote that said, on balance, we'd be better off in. It was based on the defence of the workplace rights we've fought for via the EU for decades. It recognised the problems with the EU and pledged to fight to fix them. But the country did not agree - too many couldn't bring themselves to vote for what they saw as a failing status quo.

Union Leader Rounds On Corbyn's PM Potential Over Trident Stance

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

The leader of one of Britain's biggest trade unions has warned Jeremy Corbyn may never be able to take on the role of Prime Minister after the new Lab...

Labour Leadership Contest - Why Can't We Vote for Hope?

Chris Tavner | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

I won't be joining the Labour Party, but I am part of the wider labour movement. As such, I will be voting for Jeremy Corbyn. I will be voting for hope.

Young People Must Engage With Trade Unions

James Walker | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Walker

You said goodbye to your first job long ago. You may have flipped burgers, pulled bricks around a building site, or sat behind a till trying to find the Marlboro Golds. Whatever it was you were doing, one thing is almost certain: your first job was a shit job. Chances are the job you have now is no less painful than the first.

Union Slashes Funding Of Labour From £1.2m To Just £150,000

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics

A leading trade union is to cut its affiliation funds to Labour from £1.2 million to £150,000 in the wake of the row over party reforms. The GMB ...

A Truly 'Brave' Decision: How Much Will Ed Miliband's 'Mend-Not-End' Plan on the Trade Union Link Cost Labour?

Tim Bale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tim Bale

The risks of distancing the Party from the unions are clearly not simply financial. The labour movement arguably anchors Labour to the interests - or at least the perceived and the collective interests of ordinary working people of the country it one day hopes to govern again.

Men Are 'No Longer The Main Breadwinner'

PA | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men should no longer be regarded as a family's main breadwinner after a new study showed women make up at least half of workers in most parts of the c...

'Red Ed' Attacked By Trade Unions

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband faces a major attack on his leadership as trade unions call on Labour's grassroots to reject public sector pay restraint. The Labour le...

Road To Nowhere: 30% Of British Roads Need Repairing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union. A survey by the union found that Britain's roads were...

Together We're Stronger: Unison And GMB Form Alliance

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Two of the country's biggest trade unions have formed an alliance to campaign against the Government's austerity measures. Unison and the GMB, whic...