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Vacancies for Officers within Southern Region
Vacancies have arisen for the role of Organisers in the Region. We are seeking applications from individuals with a desire to help us develop the membership of the union....
Government propose abolition of Swedish derogation
“The Swedish derogation has only ever been used to exploit low paid, vulnerable workers”, says GMB Southern...
University Schools Trust withdraw interest in John Roan School
“Our members were unimpressed with the failure of UST to provide adequate reassurances regarding the staff’s future and they were so unimpressed they took to the picket line in large numbers to express their concern”, says GMB Southern...
Mitie payroll error costs staff at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust their Christmas pay
Pay blunder at St Helier Hospital plunges hospital staff into poverty at Christmas. Low paid hospital workers suffer to afford Christmas as it is but this pay mistake will plunge people into severe financial hardship over the Christmas period, says GMB Southern....
GMB welcome rejected planning permission appeal for Sutton Estate in Chelsea
“Clarion must not forget the primary reason of a housing association is to provide low cost housing to those on low incomes or those who need extra support”, says GMB...
GMB members boycott ISS Christmas lunch
“ISS will find that they won’t be able to buy off our members with a free lunch or dampen their resolve to fight for the same terms and conditions as all other NHS staff get”, said GMB Southern...
GMB protest at Kingston Hospital to go ahead on Thursday 20 December
“ISS need to get around the table and talk to GMB as our members will not stop fighting until their basic demands are met”, says GMB Southern...
GMB call on Government for assurances on jobs and services provided by Interserve
“The painful lesson learned from the demise of Carillion, is that these assurances are only delivered when workers have collective voice through their union”, says GMB Southern...
Unionline Christmas Opening Hours 2018/19
Unionline will be amending their opening hours for the forthcoming festive season. These amended hours are:...
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...