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GMB Midland And East Coast Region Gets GMB Congress Equality Award

Sunday, June 5, 2016

GMB Midland & East Coast Region Gets Award At GMB Congress In Bournemouth 

The GMB Midland & East Coast Equality Forum has been absolutely brilliant at promoting the fight for those who are sadly diagnosed with a terminal illness at work says GMB.

GMB Midland & East Coast Region received the prestigious GMB President’s Award for the “Most Inspirational Regional Equality Forum” at GMB Congress in Bournemouth today (Sunday 5th June, 2016) for their innovative campaigning around protections for the terminally ill at work and raising prostate cancer awareness.

Their vital work highlighting the poor treatment of terminally ill employees kicked off the nationwide, cross-union “Dying to Work” campaign that fights for increased protections and a better provisions for terminally ill workers.

GMB Midland & East Coast secretary Andy Worth received the award from Mary Turner, GMB National President, on Sunday 5th June along with other GMB award winners.

The 99th GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members and 300 visitors and guests, started today (Sunday 5th June) and runs until Thursday 9th June at Bournemouth’s International Centre. GMB Congress delegates were elected from the GMB membership to represent over 630,000 members from every part of the UK and Ireland and every sector of the economy.  Congress is the supreme policy making body in GMB.

Andy Worth, GMB Midland & East Coast Regional Secretary, said "The Midland and East Coast Equality Forum has been absolutely brilliant at promoting the fight for those who are sadly diagnosed with a terminal illness at work.

GMB Members in the region have had a massive effect on raising the profile of a variety of different issues and this year, they haven’t taken their foot off the pedal.

I’m sure that together they will have a positive effect on many more people’s lives for years to come. A great example of what’s possible when committed people work towards a truly worthwhile goal.”

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Contact:  Andy Worth on 07764 227277 or Kamaljeet Jandu GMB Equality and Inclusion Officer on 07956 237178 or GMB press office on 07970 863411 or 07739 182691. Photographs are available from Andrew Wiard Photographer on 07973 219201 or andrew@reportphotos.com

 

 

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