'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 17.08.2016 | 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 24.06.2016 | 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...

'We Should Be Heard Above The Chatter Of The Dinner Party Brigade'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics

Labour is to face challenges over its links with one of its biggest union affiliates after union member expressed widespread anger and "disgust" at th...

Country 'Needlessly' Running Short Of Water

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A union representing water workers has called for an inquiry into the closure of more than 20 reservoirs in recent years in parts of the country most ...

Is Bland Careerism Killing Politics?

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Labour lost 16 million votes in the 2010 general election. There are local elections in just under one month's time. This is Labour's opportunity to show people that we are on their side, that we share their struggles and their fears. Too many people feel ignored by the political class.

UNISON Breaks With Other Unions And Continues Talks Over Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Rizwan Syed | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

UNISON, Britain's largest trade union , voted on Tuesday to give the union's negotiators the green light to continue discussions with government minis...

Unilever Workers Announce 12 Days Of Strikes Over End To Final Salary Pensions

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

Workers at consumer goods giant Unilever are to stage a new series of strikes in a huge escalation of a row over pensions, it was announced today. ...

Dancers And Driving Instructors Suffer 25% Drop In Earnings

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

Dancers, driving instructors and chartered surveyors are among workers who have suffered a 25% fall in the value of their earnings in the past four ye...

Disabled Workers Fight To Save Their Jobs After Council Cuts

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

More than 200 local authorities will this week be accused of failing to support factories which employ disabled workers as a leading union steps up it...

GMB Votes In Favour Of Strike Action | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics

The GMB is the latest union to back strike action on November 30th, it has been announced. Results released this afternoon show that 83.7% voted Yes, ...

Scrapping Unfair Dismissal Law Is 'Price Worth Paying' Report Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics

Proposals contained in a report commissioned by David Cameron to scrap unfair dismissal laws have been savaged by the Liberal Democrats and trade unio...

Autumn Of Strikes Edges Closer

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics

Unions have moved closer to an autumn of strikes as the Government was warned it faces a huge campaign of civil disobedience over spending cuts and "a...