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GMB Award For Nottingham Resident

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Nottingham Resident Receives Health & Safety Award At GMB Congress In Plymouth

The job of a Safety Rep is to make their workplace a safer place for GMB members to work in. Tracey has clearly achieved this aim says GMB

Tracy Francis, a GMB Health and Safety Representative at Nottingham City Homes won a Health and Safety Award at GMB Congress in Plymouth today 2nd June 2013. Tracey lives in Bullwell, Nottingham.

Each year Congress makes Health & Safety Awards in memory of a 17 year old South Wales worker Daniel Dennis who was killed in his first week at work in 2003. Daniel was the son of a GMB member and the award is to underline that Health and Safety is not “red tape” but a matter of “life and limb”.

Mary Turner GMB National President presented the awards on Sunday 2nd June on the first day of the GMB Congress. (Photo available see contacts below)

GMB Congress, comprising of 500 lay member delegates, is underway in Plymouth Pavilions from Sunday 2nd to Thursday 6th June. These delegates have been elected to attend the GMB Congress to represent over 620,000 members in every part of the UK and Ireland and from every sector of the economy. Congress is the supreme policy making body in the union. Also attending will be 300 visitors and guests drawn mainly from GMB organized workplaces around the UK and Ireland.

Andy Worth, GMB Midland & East Coast Region Secretary said, “The job of a Safety Rep is to make their workplace a safer place for GMB members to work in. Tracey has clearly achieved this aim.

Tracy setup a programme of highly successful workplace and site inspections at Nottingham City Homes. These were designed to find and remove any dangers and involved doing risk assessments and developing safe working practices.

Tracey has also ensured that her employer consults properly with GMB members on Health & Safety in the work place with special focus on deadly asbestos related issues.

Her work has led to more workers joining GMB which has seen the local Branch grow by twenty new members Tracey has clearly demonstrate who to use health and safety issues to build trust at work.”

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Contact: Andy Worth, GMB Midland & East Coast Region Secretary on 07764 227277 or Tracy Francis on 07940 406439 or John McClean, GMB National Health & Safety Officer on 07710 321329 or Daniel Shears GMB Health and Safety Officer on 07918 767781 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 258123. Photos available from Andrew Wiard photographer on 07973 219201.

 

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