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GMB to hold further protest outside Kingston Hospital
“GMB will not stand by and watch highly paid ISS managers abuse our members and strip them of their basic rights”, says GMB Southern...
Full House at Bembridge Harbour meeting
“There was a lively debate with many questions unanswered because Malcolm Thorpe failed to attend the meeting”, says GMB Southern...
GMB ISS members at SLAM NHS Trust accept pay award
“If valued GMB members had not shown their solidarity, there would have been a very strong possibility that this year’s pay rise would have never been awarded”, says GMB Southern...
Lewisham Council backs GMB motion in support of schools support staff
"We welcome the council's support for our motion and look forward to putting practical steps in place to ensure the motion becomes deeds and not just words", says GMB...
GMB launch Work to Stop Domestic Abuse Charter
We call on employers to back our ‘Work to Stop Domestic Abuse’ pledge as incidents hit epidemic levels...
GMB calls on Government to end Swedish derogation
“It has taken many years to get to this point but no matter how long it takes, we will pursue justice and equal pay for our members”, says GMB Southern...
GMB to speak at public meeting on Bembridge Harbour
"The whole way that Mr Thorpe's company structures are built around the statutory Harbour Company need to become more transparent to gain public confidence", says GMB Southern...
GMB study on Families receiving Child or Working Tax Credit
“Disguised cuts to the Working Families tax credits element of Universal Credit is leaving new recipients worse off than they should be”, says GMB Southern...
GMB to hold Demo calling on Premium Support Services to pay members their wages and to adhere to TUPE Regulations
GMB, the union for cleaning staff, will rally outside the headquarters of Premium Support Services Limited tomorrow, calling for them to pay their staff correctly following the transfer of the John Lewis at Bluewater cleaning contract to them on 12th September....
GMB members at Forterra's Newbury site to ballot for strike action over pay dispute
Members are furious and morale is plunging as a result of management's failure to deliver on their commitment to equalise pay rates, says GMB Southern GMB, the trade union for members working at Forterra’s Newbury site (a heavy building materials supplier), have announced that they are balloting to take strike action over failure by the Forterra management to address the fact that workers at another site are paid significantly more for doing the same jobs. This is despite committing to moving towards pay parity in the 2017 pay talks....
GMB call on Windsor and Maidenhead to abandon pay freeze proposals for Council employees
GMB call on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to abandon pay freeze proposals for council employees. Teresa May claims that ‘austerity is over and there are better days ahead’ while Austerity continues in her constituency, says GMB Southern...
GMB ISS members vote for strike action at SLAM
“The result clearly shows the strength of feeling and anger amongst our members who have not been awarded any pay offer this year”, says GMB Southern...
GMB disappointed SECAmb CEO to leave in 2019
Mr Mochrie's decision only serves to highlight the chronic lack of senior management leadership at this ambulance trust, says GMB Southern...
GMB calls on government to abandon any attempt to re-introduce Employment Tribunal fees
"The government must learn from its mistakes", says GMB Southern...
GMB study into rented households housing benefit claims
270,398 private rented households in Southern Region get average of £111.13 per week in housing benefits rising to £169.52 in Elmbridge. “As new claims for support are now via Universal Credit and those who get housing benefit will transfer to Universal Credit, it is essential that the design and implementation is right, which it is not”, says GMB Southern...
Strike ballot underway for ISS workers at SLAM NHS Trust
Strike ballot underway for ISS workers at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. “Our members work hard for their wages and deserve a decent pay rise to reflect this”, says GMB Southern...
Compensation for Injury from Faulty Door
"The government must not use Brexit as an excuse to dilute health and safety protection in the workplace", says GMB Southern...
GMB welcome increase of UK Living Wage
GMB welcome increase of UK Living Wage to £9 per hour and £10.55 per hour in London and call on employers to start paying it. “It’s time for more employers to start paying it, in particular contractors in the public sector and the NHS who should be forced to pay it”, says GMB Southern...
GMB welcome South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust report
GMB Welcome South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust independent four month study in full. “It is how the report is received and actioned by SWAST going forward that GMB members and staff will judge them on”, says GMB...
GMB secure compensation for low paid workers working for Royal Borough of Greenwich
GMB secure millions in compensation for low paid workers working for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. “This result represents a great victory for the predominately women workers employed on term time contracts”, says GMB Southern...