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Government must look at its own practices to end high security sector Covid deaths

Posted: 27th January 2021

ONS analysis found security guards had one of the highest fatality rates for men

GMB understands that since the start of the pandemic there have been at least 4 G4S security guard deaths on the Job Centre contract.

The call comes as the ONS released devastating covid death figures which show there had been 143 fatalities in the security sector alone.

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G4S CHANGES TO ANNUAL LEAVE & CONTRACTUAL HOURS

Posted: 22nd January 2021

G4S have now started to apply changes to Annual Leave entitlement and have made the change from days to hours for employees.

G4S state that due to some of the changes they are still working through, only standard holiday entitlements are showing in the system. G4S are aware that holiday entitlements may be incorrect for…

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SERCO PECS – EXPOSURE TO COVID 19

Posted: 8th January 2021

To All GMB members at Serco Pecs,

It has come to my attention that members are being told by management that they should ignore the NHS track and trace instructions to self isolate and return to work. If you are instructed to self isolate you must, there are no exceptions.

As well as having a…

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ZOOM MEETING WITH SHADOW SECRETARY FOR WORK & PENSIONS ON 16 DECEMBER

Posted: 10th December 2020

Dear GMB member,

The GMB is inviting you to a mass virtual workplace meeting with the Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions Jonathan Reynolds.

The meeting will take place 9.00 am – 9.50 am on Wednesday 16th December. You can register here: 

https://gmb-org-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M9yxjPHbT3uMQ4mE8x7yTA

We want you to take your case to parliament and tell Therese…

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G4S ANNUAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT – BALLOT RESULTS

Posted: 10th December 2020

ANNUAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT – BALLOT RESULTS

Dear GMB member,

A recent vote of GMB members concerning changes to Annual Leave entitlement resulted in an overwhelming rejection of the changes – 90% of our voting members voted to reject.

We have communicated this to G4S who have informed us that they will press ahead with the…

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G4S DWP Webinars

Posted: 26th November 2020

WEBINAR: WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER 9-9:30AM & THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 7-7:30pm

Dear GMB member

There is a lot going on in the DWP contract; extended opening hours, changes to start and finish times and pay talks. We know there is a lot of confusion.

On Wednesday 2nd December 9-9:30 and Thursday 3rd December at 7-7:30pm we are hosting a webinar to support and update all…

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Serco PECS 4 – CURRENT ISSUES

Posted: 25th November 2020

Dear GMB member,

I’m writing to update you on a number of key issues on the PECS 4 Contract:

  1. As you will know, staff are being asked to wear face masks at all times. The GMB supports the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of the Virus and urges you to wear correct…

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GMB UPDATE ON DWP EXTENDED OPENING HOURS

Posted: 19th November 2020

Dear GMB member

We know how many of you are feeling about the imposition of Saturday (and eventually) evening working.

The GMB is opposing these changes as strongly as possible.

We have asked for the status quo to be maintained while we escalate the issue through the Disputes Resolution Procedure as per the terms of…

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