GMB North West and Irish Region Connect Magazine May 2017 | Page 2
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Welcome to our 2nd Edition of enews
GMB Regional Secretary Paul McCarthy on why GMB will be fighting for a Labour victory in the
“On June 8th the British people will be going to the polls in what is, without a doubt, the most
important general election in decades.
Not only is a right wing Tory push for a “hard brexit” on the cards and with it the risk of further
stifling our economy for years to come, but an increased majority for the Tories will be hugely
damaging to an already fragile recovery, housing prospects for young people and devastating for
Not to mention those vulnerable and aging members of our society who continue to come under
attack from a heartless tory elite that would rather slash taxes for their rich friends than invest in
quality care for the very people who made this country what it is.
In this issue.........
Join the GMB
Make a difference
International Women’s Day
And the winner is ......
What the campaign is about
Demonstration against NHS cuts
Workers Memorial Day
May Day March
See the benefits we offer
Introduction by Paul McCarthy
Celebrating women’s achievements
Welcome to enews
Carrington Power Station
A huge success
Attending events across the Region
Pg 10 Women’s Network
Pg 12 Good Samaratins
Mental Health Project
Pg 15 General Election 2017
Pg 18 GMB Contacts
Whilst far from perfect, our Labour party as it continues to develop and grow, is the only party that
will work to create good quality jobs, protect and restore employment rights for working people and
end the abuse of casual employment.
They are the only party that will preserve our NHS and rebuild it for the 21st century rather than
tearing it down as the Tories seem intent on doing. And they are the only party that will tackle the
lack of funding in social care ensuring our elderly and vulnerable family members are looked after
with dignity and respect.
For the first time in generations our kids will be worse off than we were - on low wages in insecure
jobs and with poor housing prospects. Surely that can’t be right?
GMB will be working hard to ensure a Labour victory at the election because we believe strongly
that it is in the best interests of working people and the communities we represent.
Please help and support us where and when you can, but most importantly please don’t allow
May’s vicious and reckless Tories ruin our NHS, our jobs and economy and worst of all the future
for our children”.
VOTE LABOUR FOR A BETTER FAIRER BRITAIN
For more information about how you can help during the election please
contact Neil Smith: