News from GMB Wales & South West

UNIONS CALL FOR NEXT GENERATION FRIGATES TO BE BASED AT DEVONPORT 16 Oct 2017

Base Porting of the Type 26 and Type 31 Frigates is crucial to jobs in the Dockyard and to secure the future of the Naval Base

Following the decision to base-port all of the Queen Elizabeth-class carriers at Portsmouth Naval Base, which has protected its future for next fifty years, unions are seeking reassurance that the majority of the next generation of frigates will be based at Devonport, securing the future of the largest naval operational base in Western Europe.

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GMB Members tell Parliamentary Committee About ‘Horrors’ of Gig Economy Work 11 Oct 2017

GMB Members working for Uber, Amazon and Hermes have told a Parliamentary Committee about the ‘Horrors’ of ‘Gig economy’ work, including one driver whose contract was terminated after the Preamture Birth of their c.hild

Rather than pretending it’s “their way or no way” and that they’re not bound to follow the laws of the land as all other employers are required to do, these companies need to play by the rules says GMB.

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