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Today
GMB, the union for Wilko workers, has issued a statement after meeting with company bosses. Wilko, which has 400 stores across the UK, has announced a shake-up which could lead to thousands of redundancies. The company’s pre-tax fell 80% to £5.1 million in the year up to 28 January. GMB met with Wilko [...]
Earlier
GMB Southern Region is calling on the Mayor and TFL to follow up pulling the plug on the Garden Bridge by also abandoning the proposed Thames crossing between Nine Elms and Pimlico promoted by Wandsworth Tory Council. GMB Southern region has been supporting the campaign for the past 18 months calling [...]
GMB members for NHS Property Services Ltd are on the brink of taking industrial action to protect their job roles, pay and patient safety within hospitals providing soft facilities management services for East Sussex Health Care NHS Trust (ESHT). This change will see the vast majority of staff at hospitals [...]
Latest Wilko Newsletter
Our members who work for Wilko will be aware of management’s intention to review its store structures. GMB is meeting them to discuss this and will report back on progress. Our latest bulletin detailing the consultation process is available for download below: .wpfb-dlbtn div { width:250px; height:40px; margin:0; padding:0; [...]
Average rents for a 2 bedroom property increased by 25% since 2011 in the South East new GMB study shows. Pay has to rise to allow workers to afford these ever rising rents so the public sector pay cap and the below inflation pay rises in both the public and private [...]
Average rents for a 2 bedroom property in Swindon increased by 26.4% since 2011 new GMB study shows . Pay has to rise to allow workers to afford these ever rising rents so the public sector pay cap and the below inflation pay rises in both the public and private sectors [...]
GMB SEEK CAST IRON ASSURANCE THAT NEW SOUTH EAST COAST AMBULANCE SERVICE TASK GROUP TO IDENTIFY AND ERADICATE BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT CULTURE WILL DEAL WITH ISSUES PROPERLY AND EFFECTIVELY The report underpins GMB’s evidence that SECAmb’s workplace has been a breeding ground for a bullying and harassment culture says GMB Southern GMB, [...]
There are 2 local authority areas in Dorset and Wiltshire that have an employment rate below the UK average of 74% according to a new study by GMB Southern of official employment data from the Office for National Statistics. These are Weymouth and Portland and Poole. In North Dorset, 84% of the [...]
There are 14 local authority areas in the South East that have an employment rate below the UK average of 74% according to a new study by GMB Southern of official employment data from the Office for National Statistics. These are Canterbury, Gravesham, Hastings, Elmbridge, Sevenoaks, Southampton, Portsmouth, Thanet, Guildford, Gosport, [...]
Unionline Legal Updates
Unionline, the Trade Union Law firm, has released its latest newsletter. They have also produced a handy update guide relating to the recent decision on tribunal fees. These are both available for download below: .wpfb-dlbtn div { width:250px; height:40px; margin:0; padding:0; background:transparent url('http://www.gmb-southern.org.uk/wp-content/plugins/wp-filebase/images/dl_btn.png') no-repeat top center;} .wpfb-dlbtn div:hover { background-image: url(http://www.gmb-southern.org.uk/wp-content/plugins/wp-filebase/images/dl_btn_hover.png); } UnionLine News [...]

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    GMB, the union for Wilko workers, has issued a statement after meeting with company bosses. Wilko, which has 400 stores across the UK, has announced a shake-up which could lead to thousands of redundancies. The company’s pre-tax fell 80% to … Continue reading → […]