GMB loses important tribunal case but will appeal - BBC 7.6.06
Some while ago female council workers in Middlesbrough intended to bring Equal Pay claims against their employer. On the advice of their union, the GMB, they settled "out of court" on unsatisfactory terms. They have now won a tribunal sex discrimination/victimisation claim against the union (Allan & ors v GMB in Newcastle). Essentially their claim was that GMB gave them advice which resulted in their settling their cases for far less than was appropriate.