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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...
GMB study into private rental costs
£1,275 per month for two-bedroom flat in Guildford tops Southern Region’s private rent league while £600 per month in Shepway and Isle of Wight are the lowest rents. “If employers don't respond with higher pay they will face staff shortages as workers, especially younger people, are priced out of housing market”, says GMB Southern...
Victory following workplace closure at Collins and Hayes Furniture
GMB wins Employment Tribunal claim following insolvency...
GMB call on Veolia to bin sickness policy changes to avoid strike action
GMB call on Veolia to bin draconian sickness policy changes to avert strike action at depots in London, South East and South West. “We are calling on the company to abandon these changes or else we will have no option but to escalate the matter to a strike that should be avoidable”, says GMB Southern...
GMB call for Isle of Wight NHS Trust to generate strategy to address threat to services by Brexit uncertainty
GMB call on IoW NHS trust, NHS England and National Government to generate strategy to address threat to services brought on by Brexit uncertainty. “People on the island do not wish to see to see services having to be cut by a pressurised trust management have to address a serious set of circumstances beyond their control”, says GMB Southern...
GMB support protest over 36 estates facing demolition
GMB Southern support November 3 protest at City Hall over exclusion of residents on 36 estates facing demolition from mayor's new ballots rules...
GMB members at Thames Ambulance Service send open letter to Sussex CCG 's
GMB members at Thames Ambulance send open letter on behalf of colleagues to Sussex CCGs to plead for intervention in saving PTS Ambulance jobs. “Members have been expressing their disappointment at both Thames Ambulance’s decision to cut jobs and the CCG’s lack of public support and willingness to intervene with Thames on their behalf”, says GMB Southern...
GMB concerns over East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust plans to cut 650 NHS jobs
"The Trust have sought to reduce their financial deficit through any number of measures over recent times, many of which have purposely targeted or indirectly affected hard working loyal NHS frontline and support staff", says GMB Southern...
GMB Veolia Newsletter October 2018
GMB's National Office have produced a newsletter giving an update on negotiations between GMB and management about the sickness policy...
GMB support Sussex Defend the NHS rally in Brighton
GMB support Sussex Defend the NHS demonstration and rally in Brighton this Saturday (13th October). “We will always be at the forefront both in the public and private sector in taking strong actions against those that treat our members and their family's directly or in-directly unfairly”, says GMB Southern...
GMB Southern announce partnership with Southampton Advice and Representation Centre
GMB Southern announces new partnership with Southampton Advice and Representation Centre following concerns about roll out of Universal Credit. “We continue to call on the government to scrap universal credit and implement a benefits system to give dignity and respect to disabled people and those relying on benefits”, says GMB Southern...
GMB call for Sussex combined CCG intervention after Thames Ambulance Service announce redundancies
GMB are calling for early intervention by Sussex combined CCGs as the patient transport provider Thames Ambulance Service announces redundancies. “Once again the problem is that hard working staff and GMB members are going to bear the brunt of another private contractor failure in Sussex”, says GMB Southern...