GMB Magazine GMB25 Fusion Summer 2016 - Page 27

Visit GMB online at www.gmb.org.uk EQUALITIES ROUND-UP CHECKED IN! WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Left to right: Sue Keegan, Clare Hargreaves and Lisa Ryan. Regions unite! The North West and Irish Region was invited to attend the Midland and East Coast Region’s first women’s conference, which was recently held in Nottingham. The conference was opened by Regional Secretary Andy Worth and the two-day event saw talks on union structure and function; the menopause and work; domestic violence; and women in GMB history. Our delegation enjoyed the conference and meeting colleagues from the Midlands – we’d like to wish them success for future events. Be proud! ©iStock.com/ We have lots of fantastic Pride events planned across the Region this summer and GMB is able to have a presence at most of them thanks to branches who make donations or spare their time to help out on a stall. If you want to donate to Pride 2016, please make cheques payable to GMB and send to Regional Office GMB, Columbus Quay, Riverside Drive, Liverpool L3 4GB, for the attention of Lisa Ryan / Pride 2016. If you would like to volunteer, please contact lisa.ryan@gmb.org.uk or ring David Hope on 07879 295209. PRIDE 2016 Get in touch if you would like to get involved. Berry good! The Regional Equality Forum is pleased to announce that we’ve raised almost £10,000 for Breast Cancer Care by holding Strawberry Tea events or by directly donating. All money raised helps support families and sufferers. Please help us to raise even more money for Breast Cancer Care by holding a Strawberry Tea event yourself. Alternatively, you can make a direct donation from your branch. Cheques should be made payable to GMB and sent to Regional Office GMB, Columbus Quay, Riverside Drive, Liverpool L3 4GB, for the attention of Lisa Ryan / Strawberry Tea 2016. GMB recognised in Chadwick Hotel near Blackpool Following a recruitment drive to build up membership, GMB has entered into a formal recognition agreement at The Chadwick Hotel, just outside Blackpool. GMB is the trade union that will represent members there. Alan Collinge, regional organiser, said: “This is a fantastic development for our members and I want to thank them for staying with GMB through this campaign.” New GMB workplace organiser Clive Tansor has completed his GMB training and is now busy helping members. Clive has been a GMB member for almost 15 years and will also be getting down to business explaining the benefits of being in GMB to the few remaining staff who haven’t joined. The Chadwick Hotel is situated on the South Promenade in Lytham St Annes , approximately three miles south of the world famous Pleasure Beach in Blackpool. The hotel offers excellent accommodation and fine food. The Chadwick has also agreed that GMB members can have a discount of 10 per cent off accommodation and five per cent off food. Just book a stay and show your membership card when checking in. For more information about The Chadwick Hotel visit www. thechadwickhotel.com HOTEL DISCOUNTS The Chadwick Hotel in Lytham St Annes has recognised GMB. www.gmb.org.uk 27 GMB25.Fusion_26_27.indd 27 09/06/2016 16:17