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GMB Congress Award For Lambeth Member For Promoting Young Members

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lambeth Resident Award At GMB Congress In Nottingham For Promoting Trade Unionism For Young Workers

David Braniff Herbert received the prestigious GMB President’s Award for the “Most Inspirational Project for Making a Difference at Work” at GMB Congress today.

Lambeth resident David Braniff Herbert received an award at GMB Congress in Nottingham today 8th June for his work in promoting an equality agenda and trade unionisms for school support staff.

David Braniff Herbert, London Region – a leading member of the National EF since it’s inception and has worked tirelessly to encourage young members to become active. He established GMB Young London, was instrumental in the Young Members Summit and has driven the formation of GMB Young Members Network.

David received his award from Mary Turner, GMB National President, on Sunday 8th June along with other GMB award winners.

The 97th GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members, started in Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena, Nottingham today Sunday 8th and runs to Thursday 12th June. There are also 300 visitors and guests. GMB Congress delegates are members who were elected to represent over 628,000 members from every part of the UK and Ireland and who are employed in every sector of the economy.  Congress is the supreme policy making body in the union.

GMB is the direct successor to the Gas Workers & General Union which was formed on 31st March 1889 by Will Thorne. 125 years ago the union spread like wild fire across Britain and Ireland after it liberated gas workers from the unrelenting toil of working twelve hour days for six days a week by winning an eight hour day. This 125th birthday will be marked at the Congress.

Paul Hayes, GMB Regional Secretary, said "I am proud of David. He has proved to be an inspirational person drawing young members into activity into GMB”.


Contact:  Paul Hayes 07974251721   or Kamaljeet Jandu GMB Equality and Inclusion Officer on 07956 237178 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251823. Photograph available from Andrew Wiard Photographer on 07973 219201 or




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