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GMB slams Wandsworth Council’s decision to cut transport services for vulnerable children
“This decision is bad for the pupils, bad for the parents, bad for the staff and bad for the environment”, says GMB Southern...
Thames Ambulance Service redundancy process to be challenged
“Making staff go through the courts to get justice will bring this already tainted PTS contract even further into disrepute, so the GMB expects all parties to do the right thing even at this late stage”, says GMB Southern...
GMB Slam As Unsafe Decision By Penhill Nursery To Open With One Member Of Staff On Site
This is exactly the type of problem GMB anticipated when we warned the school and Swindon Council about earlier this year, says GMB Southern...
East Sussex Council bully School Governors over Academisation
“This latest outrageous action clearly shows that the council are determined to force this academisation through by any underhanded means necessary”, says GMB Southern...
Strike at Serco in Haywards Heath called off after new pay offer accepted
“This is a huge improvement for members as a result of taking action”, says GMB Southern...
GMB call for new independent system to deal with bullying and harassment complaints inside Thanet Council
“We are making this call based on our practical experience of the current system in operation for two GMB members who filed complaints over the past six months”, says GMB Southern...
Second day of strike action for Serco Environmental Services workers in Haywards Heath
“At this time, the mandate from the GMB members is to retract from the NJC”, says GMB Southern...
GMB call on Secretary of State for Health to stop sale of Epsom Hospital land
“Sale of this land should be stopped until there is an agreed plan that enjoys the support of the local community”, says GMB Southern...
GMB members at Frimley Health Trust vote in support of strike action
“We urge the Trust to think again about this unnecessary step and to instead work with the GMB Union and its members to make improvements and any efficiencies whilst keeping all services and jobs in house”, says GMB Southern...
GMB call on Sussex CCG’s to protect jobs after Thames Ambulance PTS exit
“We will not allow Thames Ambulance to walk away and leave a mess which everyone else has to resolve on their behalf”, says GMB Southern...
GMB hold second of three lunchtime demos outside Frimley NHS Trust hospitals
GMB hold two of three planned lunchtime demos outside Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trusts Wexham Park and Frimley Park Hospitals. Opposition to Frimley NHS Trust’s folly will increase robustly over the coming months if CEO Neil Dardis and his cronies at the Trust and NHSI press on and ignore their own employees’ serious concerns and direct wishes to remain within the NHS, says GMB Southern....
GMB members walk out of Frimley Health NHS Trust privatisation meeting
“This sort of behaviour will not stop the GMB doing what it does best, representing and organising workers and defending NHS jobs and services”, says GMB Southern...
GMB to hold first demonstration against Frimley NHS Trust privatisation plans
GMB to hold first of 3 demonstrations tomorrow against Frimley NHS Trust plans to privatise NHS staff and services. We will do everything in our power to stop the WOS and keep NHS workers where they belong - in the NHS, says GMB Southern...
GMB told NHS Improvement may have breached Frimley Health Trust staff data
GMB told NHS Improvement has potentially breached data of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust staff facing privatisation. Every turn in this unfair move to discard long serving NHS Staff into the private sector through the WOS process convinces the us that those driving this are the least capable to do so, says GMB Southern...
London Ambulance Service transition Emergency Ambulance Crew members to band 5 salary
GMB welcome decision of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to transition all current and trainee emergency ambulance crew to a band 5 salary. We are delighted that the collective voice of the staff is being listened to and London Ambulance Service have agreed to properly value our members, says GMB Southern...
GMB to undertake consultative ballot at Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust
GMB to undertake consultative ballot of members at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in attempt to halt trust plans to privatise non-clinical services. Our members joined the NHS to carry out a public service role, not to assist some profit making organisation says GMB Southern...
Housing benefits to private landlords in London cost government over £2 billion a year
196,737 housing benefit recipients in the private rented sector in London receive £217 billion in housing benefit per year with Brent topping the list of Boroughs with most recipients....
GMB call for halt to Frimley Health NHS Trust privatisation plans
“This is an absolute stick on conflict of interest for Sir Andrew Morris if he’s had any sort of input on the decision to allow this wholly owned subsidiary proposal by Frimley Health NHS trust to go through approved”, says GMB Southern...
Politicians call for resolution to Sussex patient transport service saga
“The privatisation of patient transport services in Sussex and Surrey has been a disaster from beginning to end”, says GMB Southern...