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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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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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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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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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