Today we officially launch our new, bilingual Tackling the Far-right online training module. It will give you the knowledge and skills to rebuke the lies and half-truths put about by the far-right in our workplaces and communities www.tuc.org.uk/farright
The Welsh Government is developing a Social Partnership Act which will put Trade Unions and the fair work agenda right at the heart of the Government’s programme for government. At Congress this year we hosted a fringe meeting to showcase the work that GMB is doing in partnership with Wales TUC an.
On this day - 16 Aug 1819: We remember those who marched at Peterloo to demand a voice in our politics. Their bravery changed history, shifting the balance of power from the ruling elite to the working class. 200 years on we must remember the power of working people to change politics. #PeterlooMassacre
Unity is strength - by working together we can achieve so much more than acting alone. Not in a union? Join today - GMB brings workers together to get a better deal at work. https://www.gmb.org.uk/join
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.