We’ve set up a Hotline so Asda staff can report any pressure or intimidation. If you are being putting under pressure to sign the new contract then report it to the Hotline on 0207 391 6777. You can do so anonymously and no details will be passed to Asda - ever.
On this day in 1969, trans people, lesbians, gay men and bisexuals stood up and resisted police violence at the Stonewall Inn. 50 years later, the fight for LGBT justice and equality continues across the world. Stonewall never ended. Stonewall is now.
To Mark, improving his Essential Skills has been nothing short of life changing. He describes it as, “like being let out of cage.” Mark’s willingness to share his story - in the hope it might help others in a similar situation - was genuinely inspiring. Although studies have found that as many as one in ten adults in Wales have a literacy level below Level 1, many still feel a sense of stigma around this issue and are reluctant to talk openly about it. Many people do not know where they can go for support. Mark was lucky to be in a workplace where both the union (GMB Wales & South West, GMB Union) and the employer Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, were active in supporting members to access Essential Skills training and support. Thanks Mark for sharing. #AdultLearnersWeektuc.org.uk/join-union
Grenfell is a symbol of everything that’s wrong with Britain. Years of deregulation, privatisation and underinvestment in social housing. And a system that doesn’t work for ordinary people. We stand with everyone affected by Grenfell. And we vow to fight with them for justice.💚
Congratulations to our own Ruth Bennett on taking over this afternoon as the incoming President of the Wales TUC Cymru for a one year term of office. Well done Ruth, we have no doubt you'll continue to be a great asset and credit to GMB Union over the forthcoming year.
We all know that the pension age for women born in the fifties has been raised. Did you know a campaign is being headed by a Michael Mansfield QC called "Back to the 60's movement" The movement is taking the DWP to the High Court on the 5th and 6th June to attempt to get the 3.9 million women justice over non consultation in raising the pensionable age to 66 and above. However there does not appear to be any media coverage regarding this significant outcome! That is why I am raising the awareness now. Let's hope and pray for justice rightly deserved X
On Tuesday we had the pleasure of a Rukmini, President of the Garment Labour Union and a delegation from the #GLU to share our experiences of trade unionism around the world, and look back at the history of the NUTGW before merging into GMB Union ✂️🧵👗👕 A big thank you to everyone from Cardiff University, WISRED and Cardiff Business School for helping put this together 🥰