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GMB branch meeting postponed to 25th July

GMB Wiltshire and Swindon branch meeting had been scheduled for the evening of 11th July. This now clashes with England’s World Cup semi final match against Croatia. We have therefore postponed the branch meeting until 25th July. It will be … Continue reading

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Free transport to Tolpuddle Festival, 22nd July

Wiltshire and Swindon GMB are putting on free transport to the Tolpuddle Festival on Sunday 22nd July. To book your place, please contact Martha de Bruxelles on 0794 4072 823 or email her on Gmbmartha@outlook.com The festival itself is free … Continue reading

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Changing the Culture – reducing violence in schools

Everyone recognises that there is a rising tide of violence in schools, but there is little consensus on what is the best way to address it.

GMB, the trade union for school support staff, has organised a conference to discuss the rising tide of violence in Wiltshire and Swindon schools.  Continue reading

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Swindon Borough Council proposed pay rates

GMB members working for local authorities are currently balloting on whether or not to accept the pay offer from the National Employers for Local Government Services. GMB welcomes the fact that we have broken through the government’s pay cap, and … Continue reading

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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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