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There is to be a TUC Demonstration at the Conservative Party Conference taking place on Sunday 4 October 2015 assembling at 12 0/c  with a rally commencing at 1 pm. Venue The Town /City, Manchester.This demonstration is against the Governments austerity agenda and the Trade Union Bill, which is intended to reduce Trade Union activities and effectiveness to absolute minimum and destabilise the Labour Party financially. All are welcome.


Please note as of the 01. October 2015. your Direct Debit Subscriptions will increase to £7.37 and your payments adjusted accordingly. It is with thanks and it should be noted that your Direct Debit payments  help this GMB to maximise value of money and the best services to all GMB members.

Should you have any questions , please contact your Regional office on 0208 202 8272.

WOMAN’S CONFERENCE .in 19 /20 March 2016.

The Regional Secretary has ask me to draw  your attention to the London Regions first Woman’s Conference  to aim at increasing woman’s participation and activism  within the Union. Those  who have little or no involvement in the Union before, and want to get more involved.   This conference will be on Saturday 19/Sunday 20 March 2016 at Wyboston  Lakes Conference Venue  in Bedfordshire.The Union will be offering one place per branch.


In July 2015 the Conservative Government announced its intention to change trade union legislation to make it harder to win a ballot for industrial action in ” important public services”Action will only be lawful if there is a 50% turn out among  trade union members entitled to vote in addition to a simple majority voting for industrial action.

Needless to say no such thresholds apply to elections in local government, for police and crime commissioners or European or Westminster elections . This government ha also refused the request  for electronic balloting.

L Sharp Branch Secretary L54 Branch

Posted: 20th September 2015

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