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G4S DWP Contract – 2021/2 Pay

Posted: 24th September 2021

Dear GMB Member

There will shortly be a  communication by G4S in relation to the pay talks for this year.

Pay negotiations with G4S have started, however G4S have informed us that due to a lack of interest in the previously advertised positions, new positions will be advertised at the rate of £9.80 per hour…

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G4S DWP Contract

Posted: 29th July 2021

As you will know, the GMB is campaigning for a decent pay rise for G4S’s DWP guards. We want the DWP to fund the contract to ensure all guards are paid Foundation Living Wage rates as a minimum. The current living wage rates are currently £9:50ph and £10:85 in Greater London. These rates rise every…

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General Secretary & Treasurer Election 2021

Posted: 21st May 2021

Your union is holding an election for General Secretary & Treasurer. There are three candidates: Rehana Azam, Giovanna Holt and Gary Smith

Everyone in membership of GMB on 31 March 2021 is entitled to vote in this important election.

The General Secretary & Treasurer is the senior full-time officer in GMB, responsible to the Central…

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Allied Universal takeover of G4S

Posted: 7th April 2021

On the 16th March, North American based, private equity backed security company Allied Universal received the required backing from G4S shareholders to proceed with the takeover of G4S. The takeover will mean that G4S will no longer be a company listed on the stock exchange but will instead become the largest private equity backed employer…

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G4S DWP 2020/21 PAY BALLOT RESULT

Posted: 11th March 2021

The GMB ballot on the 2020/21 pay deal has now closed.

We know that the 1.63% offer from G4S was disappointing.

The GMB did all we could politically to push the DWP on this issue but in the end the Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review meant that government department’s budgets were being restricted.

This is why…

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G4S Takeover

Posted: 24th February 2021

By now you may have seen the regulated auction process has concluded with a final offer of 245 pence per share from Allied Universal and a final offer of 235 pence per share from GardaWorld. Allied Universal have successfully placed the highest bid for G4S, both offers will now be put to G4S shareholders, 75% of whom need to…

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