Gary Smith elected General Secretary of GMB

Gary Smith has been elected General Secretary of the GMB Union with a resounding 50.18% of the vote, in a three-horse race (3 June 2021). This election happened against the backdrop of the former General Secretary Tim Roach being allowed to retire on full pension after allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

GMB criticises food manufacturer Bakkavör after two Kent workers die from Coronavirus

Through the GMB, union workers at a Covid-hit factory are demanding they get sick pay urgently, claiming it is “the most important” step they can take to eradicate the spread there – while staff at the site say they are scared to go to into work.