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First of all, I would like to say welcome to all our new members, it’s good to have you on board!

I also wanted to update you on the GMB’s campaign for improved rates of pay for G4S guards in the DWP. Attached below is a copy of a letter I have sent on behalf of GMB members to request a meeting with Thérèse Coffey, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. I want Thérèse to meet GMB members working on the DWP contract, so she can understand the realities of our members’ working lives and the challenges you face.

Your representatives also have some action planned for the Autumn, to raise the profile of the campaign and put pressure on the Department to step up and improve wages and conditions.

Thank you to all of you who have completed our living wage survey. That G4S guards are being forced to use food banks and claim in work benefits should be a source of shame for the DWP and G4S. Once the survey has closed and we have all the responses we will be highlighting these issues to the press.

But most importantly, we cannot do this without you, the members. If you are interested in becoming more active in the GMB, either as a rep or a workplace contact, please WhatsApp Nadine on 07714239227 with your name and workplace.

Secretary of State – Work and Pensions – GMB members in DWP

Posted: 29th July 2021

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