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GMB hold second of three lunchtime demos outside Frimley NHS Trust hospitals
GMB hold two of three planned lunchtime demos outside Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trusts Wexham Park and Frimley Park Hospitals. Opposition to Frimley NHS Trust’s folly will increase robustly over the coming months if CEO Neil Dardis and his cronies at the Trust and NHSI press on and ignore their own employees’ serious concerns and direct wishes to remain within the NHS, says GMB Southern....
GMB members walk out of Frimley Health NHS Trust privatisation meeting
“This sort of behaviour will not stop the GMB doing what it does best, representing and organising workers and defending NHS jobs and services”, says GMB Southern...
GMB to hold first demonstration against Frimley NHS Trust privatisation plans
GMB to hold first of 3 demonstrations tomorrow against Frimley NHS Trust plans to privatise NHS staff and services. We will do everything in our power to stop the WOS and keep NHS workers where they belong - in the NHS, says GMB Southern...
GMB told NHS Improvement may have breached Frimley Health Trust staff data
GMB told NHS Improvement has potentially breached data of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust staff facing privatisation. Every turn in this unfair move to discard long serving NHS Staff into the private sector through the WOS process convinces the us that those driving this are the least capable to do so, says GMB Southern...
London Ambulance Service transition Emergency Ambulance Crew members to band 5 salary
GMB welcome decision of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to transition all current and trainee emergency ambulance crew to a band 5 salary. We are delighted that the collective voice of the staff is being listened to and London Ambulance Service have agreed to properly value our members, says GMB Southern...
GMB to undertake consultative ballot at Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust
GMB to undertake consultative ballot of members at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in attempt to halt trust plans to privatise non-clinical services. Our members joined the NHS to carry out a public service role, not to assist some profit making organisation says GMB Southern...
Housing benefits to private landlords in London cost government over £2 billion a year
196,737 housing benefit recipients in the private rented sector in London receive £217 billion in housing benefit per year with Brent topping the list of Boroughs with most recipients....
GMB call for halt to Frimley Health NHS Trust privatisation plans
“This is an absolute stick on conflict of interest for Sir Andrew Morris if he’s had any sort of input on the decision to allow this wholly owned subsidiary proposal by Frimley Health NHS trust to go through approved”, says GMB Southern...
Politicians call for resolution to Sussex patient transport service saga
“The privatisation of patient transport services in Sussex and Surrey has been a disaster from beginning to end”, says GMB Southern...
Chances of strike action recede at St George’s Hospital
“We have received very welcome guarantees covering the vast majority of staff but we are still looking for management to provide further assurances in the meetings which will held over the next few weeks”, says GMB...
Thames Ambulance Service Ltd announce Sussex contract closure and job losses
“Our only concern now is making sure our members are protected during a process they have no control of, which is currently looking likely to see every member of staff being made redundant”, says GMB Southern...
GMB agree to suspend Brighton and Hove Cityclean strike action
“Members will be providing the usual excellent service on behalf of the council and look to clean up the City over the very busy Pride weekend and beyond, unless Geoff Raw takes up an interfering hand again”, says GMB Southern...
GMB says one death at work is one death too many
According to devastating statistics published this month there were 147 fatal injuries arising out of workplace accidents in the year 2018 / 2019...
Strike action looms at St George’s Hospital
“Our members recognise that these changes will not only have a devastating impact on themselves but they will also increase the risk of cross contamination at the hospital”, says GMB Southern...
GMB welcome U-turn on Cressingham Gardens demolition plans
“Residents on estates still facing demolition should take heart from this second U-turn. Residents should know that they can rely on the support of GMB in their campaigns to save their homes”, says GMB Southern...
GMB ISS workers vote in favour of industrial action in workplace ballot
GMB ISS members working at SLAM vote overwhelmingly in workplace ballots in favour of industrial action over pay dispute. These workers are vital for the safe running of the NHS, its time private contractors like ISS started to treat them as the essential NHS workers they are, says GMB Southern...
GMB issue industrial action notice to Brighton and Hove Council
GMB issue industrial action notice to Brighton and Hove Council as talks over anti-trade union behaviour reach deadlock. It has always been made very clear that GMB members red lines on the most serious issues were not on a pick and mix basis, they either agreed to all or none, says GMB Southern...
School staff strike over job losses at Brooklands Primary School in Blackheath
GMB members at Brooklands Primary take strike action on Monday 15th July in protest at redundancies. Our message is it’s not too late for the Trust to reconsider and we urge them to do so, says GMB Southern...