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 year.
The current average rates of pay on the contract are £9:15 and £10:40 in Greater London.
GMB members across the DWP contract have been completing our survey, many of you have told us you have had to use food banks or rely on in-work benefits. This should be a source of shame for the DWP – the government department that seeks to help people into a job that gives them a decent standard of living. Based on our members feedback, they are failing on their own doorstep and now need to get their own house in order.
GMB representatives have recently met with MP’s Jess Phillips and Jon Reynolds to talk about their concerns. Now we need you, our members, to do the same.
I attach a letter which you can edit and / or copy and paste to email to your MP to request a meeting and / or to ask them to support your campaign for a decent pay rise this year.
If you need any support with this you can contact one of your Local Negotiating Committee reps or your G4S convenors Dave Gigg 07786 255571 or Derek Rawlings 07848 108007.
Please do share with us any responses you receive by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, if you are interested in getting more involved with your union, please let either Dave or Derek know by sending a WhatsApp or text to the numbers above.
Nadine Houghton and your G4S DWP reps
Posted: 29th July 2021