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GMB confirms strike action ballot at Brighton’s housing repair team contractor Mears Group
The company’s refusal to negotiate a pay settlement leaves the GMB union and its members no choice other than seek members’ authority to take industrial action....
GMB warns Sussex Patient Transport Services moving closer to crisis point
Medi 1 are the latest Sussex Private PTS provider to go to the wall after getting into financial difficulties leaving around 30 staff and GMB members unpaid and without work, when staff found themselves being notified that the company had gone into receivership late on Friday 31st....
‘Woeful’ local government pay offer would leave teaching assistants £4,000 worse off
“Nursery staff would be down £6,000 and social workers almost £10,000 since 2009 if deal was accepted”, says GMB Union...
GMB responds to ‘most academy trusts expected to be in red by 2022’
“This is just another sign the academy system doesn’t help anyone but the fat cats” says GMB Union...
GMB hails ASDA equal pay judgement
We want our low paid members receiving the money they deserve for the job they do say GMB Union...
Unions comment on British Steel breakthrough
The Steel Committee has been meeting with Jingye representatives to discuss their business plan and in particular their proposals relating to employment....
AA pension change plan will see staff retirement income slashed in half, says GMB
“Proposed scheme closure is road-side robbery”, says GMB Union...
GMB Southern Region recovers £5.6m in compensation
In 2019, GMB Southern Region recovered over £5.6m in compensation for its members...
GMB warns against ‘disastrous’ patient transport privatisation
Despite the CCG’s apparent desire to do so, GMB Union cannot accept a return to the private fiasco of the Coperforma years...
Integrating Sussex Mental Healthline into NHS 111 ‘smokescreen for closure’
“Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust continues to mislead staff and service users about the effectiveness of the planned changes”, says GMB...
GMB demands meeting with council over town hall pollution in Portsmouth
GMB Union ask council environment chief to drop the smokescreen and meet to discuss council’s damaging environmental practices...
Thames Ambulance fail to pay Redundancy to ex NHS PTS staff
“Staff now simply have no faith in Thames Ambulances Service Ltd guarantees, promises or assurances, they mean as little to ex-employees now, as they clearly do for the company when making the promises in the first place”, says GMB Southern...
Unions agree to suspend industrial action as Frimley Health Trust agree to stop the WOS
“The first step now is to work together to find the right alternative which will see an outcome deliver both our joint Union’s membership’s non-negotiable resolve to remain NHS workers”, says GMB Southern...
GMB fears as Frimley Health Trust using untrained agency workers to cover striking NHS staff
“The strikes of course can be suspended or stopped at any time by our members but they will require absolute written guarantees that the WOS has been scrapped and that the trust are willing to discuss alternatives”, says GMB Southern...
Our NHS – Great Britain’s finest institution
How our NHS has been subjected to incremental privatisation...
Portsmouth residents' air quality impacted by council
“Emissions are recognised by all as damaging to the environment yet the council allow these vans to continue on a daily basis to spew emissions across Portsmouth”, says GMB Southern...
GMB School Support Staff Petition
Why not sign our petition to show Boris Johnson that Teaching Assistants are essential school workers and should not be facing the cuts he is threatening?...
Further strike days confirmed at Frimley Health Foundation Trust hospitals
“The implementation of a Wholly Owned Subsidiary and the unfair transfer of concerned staff must cease in all or any of its proposed forms by the Trust” says GMB Southern...
GMB Members at Lewisham Hospital to hold march and rally over pay dispute
It also still remains the case that the members are significantly worse off than if they were directly employed by the Trust, says GMB Southern...
Women's Conference 2019
Our best GMB Women's Conference so far!...