Britain is Stronger in the European Union

Leytonstone teamThis morning, I was delighted to campaign in Leytonstone, alongside other local people, for Britain to remain a member of the European Union (EU).

I have long been pro-European. I have fond memories of trips to Italy and Germany with the Woodcraft Folk as a teenager. I then lived in Germany for a year as a au pair just before going to University. After University, my first professional experience was spending time in the European Parliament office (Brussels) of the British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Claude Moraes. Thanks to Claude and the GMB trade union, I was then fortunate to be able to undertake a ‘stage‘ (internship) with Anna Diamantopoulou, then the EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs. Continue reading “Britain is Stronger in the European Union”

Please Help To Stop Job Cuts At National Grid

Dear Colleagues
I am emailing to ask you to help save 189 vital jobs in the North East of England at National Grid’s Newcastle office. National Grid are threatening to close their Newcastle operation and offshore the work to low wage economies such as India. This comes despite National Grid making a massive profit of nearly £3billion, a 12% rise from the previous year, and being able to find thousands of pounds to pay for a Senior Executive to park his Ferrari in a dehumidified garage.
GMB is fighting to stop these job cuts and have launched a campaign to keep the Newcastle operation open. Please visit and sign the No.10 petition, contribute your views to the blog and support the campaign to save jobs in this time of major recession.
Many thanks for your time and help.
Gary Smith
GMB National Secretary