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Prospect School cleaners balloted on strike action
“It seems that the cleaners are being treated as ‘second class’ workers who should be seen but never heard”, says GMB Southern...
School pupil numbers up 21.5% in London since 2010
"It doesn’t take Einstein to work this one out, if pupil numbers have consistently risen since 2015 then why doesn’t the Government’s funding formula for schools add up", says GMB Southern...
GMB Call On The Public To Strongly Oppose The Downgrading Of Epsom And St Helier Hospitals In Upcoming Formal NHS Consultations
“It seems perverse that a funding grant can lead to a cutback in the NHS but this is what the Tories do,” says GMB Southern...
Slough Council leader expresses concerns about Frimley Health Trust privatisation plans
“The Trust are fooling no one in trying to convince staff that they will benefit from being transferred to the private sector”, says GMB Southern...
GMB Slams Incompetent School Management As Penhill Nursery Closes
“Poor management, and an abrasive attitude to parents, staff and the local community is putting the very survival of Chisledon School at risk,” says GMB Southern...
Strike Ballot Underway For ISS Workers At SLAM NHS Trust – Again
“These GMB Members working for ISS at SLAM deserve to be treated fairly and not as second class citizens in the NHS,” says GMB Southern...
Epsom And St Helier NHS Staff To Remain On Poverty Pay As The Trust Is Due To Receive £500 Million In Government Funding
"Our members carry out highly skilled and invaluable work supporting the most vulnerable elderly patients having renal dialysis in the trust. They are entitled to be rewarded properly for the work they do" says GMB Southern...
GMB members at Biffa in Winchester consulted over strike action
“Biffa are now refusing to talk to the GMB locally and therefore we have no option other than to take direct action to protect our members", says GMB Southern...
Housing benefits to private landlords in South East cost government over £891 million a year
“A change of policy to shift away from housing benefits to direct provision of council housing is long overdue. It will save money in the long run too”, says GMB Southern...
GMB warn NHS not to give contracts to Thames Ambulance Services Ltd
“Yet again it is the workers who are paying the price for this long running disastrous privatisation”, says GMB Southern...
Amey workers to ballot on strike action
“The poor performance of Amey is nothing more than shambolic management”, says GMB Southern...
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...