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Members please be advised that Lena Sharp L54 Branch Secretary will be holding a Branch Meeting on 4TH MAY 2016 at the GMB office , 22 Stephenson Way  Euston   NW1 2HH  telephone number 0207 391 6700 . Commencing around 2 30pm. THIS MEETING will TAKE PLACE AFTER  the ASDA NATIONAL SHOP STEWARDS GROUP .N.S.S.G MEETING. AGAIN AT THE GMB EUSTON OFFICE LONDON.

Hope to see you all there. Lena Sharp.

WORK PLACE REPORT.

I AM NOW PLEASED TO TELL YOU ALL ,WE NOW SUBSCRIBE TO THE LABOUR RESEARCH WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE WITH ADVICE AND GUIDANCE SHOULD IT BE REQUIRED.  OUR REF NO. 00020757 ;928.3649.   TELEPHONE NUMBER 0207  928  3649..

POLITICAL REPORT. A FIVE YEAR

MEMBERS , I WISH TO MAKE YOU AWARE ONE OF THE INITIATIVES THE REGION IS PUTTING INTO PLACE IS THE FORMATION OF LOCAL GEOGRAPHICAL POLITICAL AREAS, BRINGING TOGETHER FIVE OR SIX BRANCHES LINKED GEOGRAPHICALLY  OR INDUSTRIALLY , IN ORDER TO ADVANCE THE POLITICAL AGENDA. IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH THE FORMATION OF THESE GROUPS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE MORE POLITICAL ACTIVITY.

HEALTH & SAFETY

THE GMB GENERAL UNION HAS WON A LANDMARK ¬†VICTORY AGAINST HOME CARE COMPANY ¬†CORDIA FOLLOWING ¬†.A FIVE-YEAR BATTLE FOR COMPENSATION FOR CARE WORKER TRACY KENNEDY. SHE WAS INJURED WHEN SHE SLIPPED IN ICY CONDITIONS WHILE ON HER WAY TO TREAT A TERMINALLY ILL CLIENT ¬†CORDIA HAD NOT CARRIED OUT A RISK ASSESSMENT ,NOR HAD IT PROVIDED HER WITH SUITABLE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. ¬† ¬†KENNEDY’S CASE AGAINST ¬†CORDIA WAS S UCCESSFUL IN THE SCOTTISH COURT OF SESSIONS , BUT OVERTURNED BY THE INNER HOUSE. HOWEVER ,A SUPREME COURT DECISION LAST MONTH UPHELD THE ORIGINAL DECISION ¬†THAT CORDIA WAS TO BLAME FOR THE ACCIDENT

IT IS A LANDMARK DECISION NOT ONLY FOR PERIPATETIC WORKERS SUCH AS HOME CARERS , BUT FOR ALL  WORKERS WHO RELY ON THE EMPLOYERS COMMON LAW  DUTY OF CARE SAID GMB ORGANISER  LOUISE GILMOUR.

LONDON MAYOR ELECTIONS.

THESE ELECTIONS ARE ALMOST UPON US. THE GMB ARE CURRENTLY BAKING SADIQ KHAN. HE RUNNING NECK AND NECK WITH GOLDSMITH THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS IF THIS POSITION CHANGES WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, FOR THE LABOUR PARTY. DONT FORGET TO REGISTER AND THEN USE YOUR VOTE.

WOULD ALL ASDA REPS ENSURE ANY NEW MEMBERS THAT THEY RECRUIT ARE ON DIRECT DEBIT THIS IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE, AS THE NEW BILL ON TRADE UNION RIGHTS IS ABOUT TO CEASE CHECK OFF FOR CONTRIBUTIONS.

Posted: 27th September 2015

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