GMB Sign recognition agreement with University of East Anglia Students Union (UEASU)

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This is a groundbreaking initiative organising working students says GMB London.

GMB have signed a recognition and partnership agreement with the University of East Anglia Students Union. The agreement was signed earlier this week by GMB General Secretary Tim Roache and Robbie Young, National Union of Student Vice President.

The event was attended by new Students Union employees, representatives of the NUS and GMB officers including Warren Kenny, London regional secretary.

Warren Kenny, GMB London Secretary said,

“GMB are delighted to have signed this agreement earlier this week with the Students Union at the University of East Anglia. This is a groundbreaking initiative organising working students to pursue our joint ambitions and to provide support to each organisation’s campaigning and strategic priorities.

“Economic realities require students to have part time jobs, mainly in parts of the economy with high labour turnover and little or no trade union involvement. This agreement will introduce GMB to students and help them organise and to organise other Young people entering the world of work.

“GMB will work together with UEASU to promote equality and fight discrimination in all its forms on campus, in workplaces and across society in general.”


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