History-GMB R45 Rhondda Cynon Taff Branch
"A resolution was passed in favour of a gas workers' union being formed, with the 8 hour day as one of its objects…Sunday morning
The GMB -
Its first battle in spring 1889 ended with a reduction of the London Gas Workers' hours from 12 to 8 per day.
The union began as the Gas Workers and General Union was formed in March 1889 in
Will Thorne was born in
"There is a world of freedom, beauty and equality to gain, where everyone will have an opportunity to express the best that is in them for the benefit of all, making the world a place more to our heart's desire and the better to dwell in"
These principles still guide the GMB today.