GMB

Organising the Unorganised: 'Race', Poor Work and Trade Unions

Burnsall Strike

John Wrench and Satnam Virdee discuss the relationship between mostly South Asian women workers at Heathrow and Burnsall (Smethwick), their relationships with the TGWU and GMB trade unions, and the role of non-union groups such as the Indian Workers Association and London Support Group. They also discuss racism and reactions to it in British trade unions more generally.

Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet

Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the language and contract division.

Legal action doesn't get the goods

Anti-Uber protest photographed by David Holt

The recent employment tribunal ruling against Uber is not the end of the 'gig-economy' and might not change anything

The Burnsall strike: a glimpse of the future

A short history of the year-long strike of mostly Asian women workers at Burnsall Ltd in Smethwick 1992-93.

Unison activists vote to reopen 2015 pay dispute

Unison Special Local Government Conference, 24 March 2015

In an almost unprecedented move, rank-and-file Unison representatives in councils and schools voted in a special conference earlier today to tear up the 2014-16 pay deal which union leaders drew up with Labour Party officials and submit a new pay claim on top.

10 July pay strike in Kirklees

A report of the industrial action by public sector workers in Huddersfield and the surrounding area.

The 10 July public sector strike and going beyond formula

Tomorrow's coordinated strike by public sector workers looks set to be larger than the one on 30 Novermber 2011 that was billed as a public sector 'general strike.' But what does that mean, and are we in any better position now, industrially, than we were then?

Nothing in common: unions as bosses

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary.

Some cursory thoughts on the contradictions created by trade unions, as the collective voice of organised workers, also being employers.

Compass Medirest workers strike at Ealing hospital

Outsourced porters, cleaners and canteen staff at Ealing hospital are on 48 hour strike for higher wages.

Statement on community clean-ups - Brighton Cityclean strikers

Statement on community clean-ups - Brighton Cityclean strikers

A statement by striking binmen in Brighton, regarding well-intentioned 'community clean-ups' during the strike.