Another year, another election – we understand that there is a lot of information and misinformation out there, so we’ve outlined a few key policies from Labour which really do matter to GMB members.
The election on June 8th is more than just personality politics. This is a chance for you to have your say about the way the country is run based on what matters to you and your family. Firstly, you’ll need to check that you are registered to vote and sign up to do so by May 22nd – Am I registered to vote?
With Brexit round the corner we need to ensure that whoever governs the country really understands the needs of GMB members and will deliver for the majority for us and not just the privileged few.
GMB have long campaigned that people should be paid enough to live off and of the major Parties, Labour is the only one which has committed to delivering to paying a decent, fair wage of £10 per hour.
Whether you are renting or want to own your own home, Labour are committed to tackling the housing crisis. They will build over a million new homes in five years, with at least half a million council homes. Labour will also introduce rent controls on those ever soaring lettings costs.
We have all seen the harsh reality of insecure work, whether it is ASOS, Sports Direct or Uber - this is crippling workers, families and our economy. Labour are the only major party giving a guarantee of employment rights from day one of work and to end exploitative zero hours contracts.
We have at some stage all have needed our local hospital or doctor. Labour is the Party of the NHS - they will end health service privatisation, put a stop to Conservative hospital closures and bring services into a secure, publicly-provided NHS - and ensure parity for mental health services.
As well as providing free school meals for all primary school children Labour will bring progressive restoration of free education for all; and guarantee quality apprenticeships and adult skills training
We all pay our fair taxes and it is about time that those at the top did as well. Labour will build a progressive tax system so that wealth and the highest earners are fairly taxed, shrinking the gap between the highest and the lowest paid.
Any of us who have used a train or a bus recently will know that it is expensive and increasingly unreliable - In a move that that is popular across all political parties, Labour will bring trains into public ownership and extend public control over our bus networks. Making our transport system less about profit for foreign owned businesses and more about delivering a reliable service for everyone who needs to travel.