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Please take our survey – violence in schools

GMB is extremely worried about the rising level of violence and aggression in schools. We are seeking stronger action from head teachers, governors and Wiltshire Council, and it would be very helpful for GMB to have recent evidence of your … Continue reading

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Swindon Borough Council policy on violence, aggression and anti-social behaviour in schools

This policy has been adopted by Swindon Borough Council, and has been distributed to Swindon’s schools. Read it here: swindon borough council violence policy GMB will be approaching academies and we have already spoken to Wiltshire Council seeking to extend … Continue reading

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Advice to GMB members at 24/7

GMB is the union for staff employed by the agency, 24/7 Recruitment, at the Marks and Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in Swindon. Several GMB members received a text message over the last two days, saying that they would not be … Continue reading

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Zero tolerance for violence, aggression or anti-social behaviour towards school staff

GMB, the trade union for school support staff, welcomes the introduction of a detailed policy for Swindon schools, which is designed to address the rising level of violence and abuse directed at school staff by pupils and parents. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Fighting for fair school funding

by Pete Baldrey, GMB member (pictured here with Labour’s shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner)   On Tuesday 24th October, GMB members Sarah Church and myself, along with concerned teachers and parents travelled to Westminster to lobby Swindon MPs on cuts … Continue reading

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GMB demands Wiltshire head teacher is suspended

GMB, the trade union for school support staff, will be leafleting parents outside Christ the King School in Amesbury calling for the Headteacher, Mr Jerome McCormack to be suspended while serious allegations about an incident at the school are investigated. … Continue reading

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PROTECTING EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

by Sarah Church Labour parliamentary candidate for South Swindon The uncertainty of the outcome of Brexit negotiations impacts us all, across all sectors of work and all bands of pay. In a town like Swindon, there are two possible futures: … Continue reading

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