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Young London Members Get Award At GMB Congress

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Young London Members Get Award At GMB Congress In Dublin For Building New Generation Of Trade Union Activists

GMB Young London are showing how the Trade Union movement can improve people’s lives inside and outside the workplace says GMB. 

GMB Young London received the prestigious GMB President’s Award for the “Most Inspirational Equality Project for Organising” at GMB Congress in Dublin today, 7th June, for their innovative campaigning around housing issues affecting young people. Their inclusive approach attracted new young GMB activists to fight for fairness for those increasing numbers of people in private rented accommodation and built lasting links between GMB and housing campaign groups like Generation Rent.

GMB Young London representatives received their award from Mary Turner, GMB National President, on Sunday 7th June along with other GMB award winners.

The 98th GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members, started in Dublin’s Citywest Conference Centre today Sunday 7th and runs to Thursday 11th June. There are also 300 visitors and guests. GMB Congress delegates are members who were elected to represent over 630,000 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.

Paul Hayes, GMB London Regional Secretary, said "GMB Young London are truly showing how the Trade Union movement can improve people’s lives inside and outside the workplace. They are building GMB’s new generation of activists and are worthy winners of this award.”

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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 andrew@reportphotos.com

 

 

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