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FURTHER FIVE DAYS OF CONTINUOUS STRIKE ACTION FROM 9TH MARCH BY ISS STAFF AT WOOLWICH HOSPITAL OVER TWO TIER WORKFORCE

If ISS cared about patients then they wouldn't have forced members to strike for the pay and conditions they are entitled to and which ISS is being remunerated by NHS to pay them says GMB
200 GMB members employed by ISS at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich will take a further five days of strike action in the long running dispute over the two tier workforce. The continuous strike action will commence at 6am on Monday 9 March and will end at 6pm Friday 13th March.
Over 200 GMB members are employed by ISS at the hospital as cleaners, security, ward hostesses, caterers, on the switchboard and as porters.

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GMB MEMBERS TO STRIKE OVER £1,000 A YEAR PAY CUT WHEN COUNCIL PAY FOUR NEW EMPLOYEES ANNUAL SIX FIGURE SALARIES EACH

GMB is calling on London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Council to reconsider the need for the expensive, new posts and halt the attack on Council bin lorry drivers who deliver frontline services directly to residents
GMB members employed as bin lorry drivers for Barking & Dagenham Council Environmental Services have voted to strike over a £1,000 a year pay cut. The ballot produced a 90% turnout.

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GMB MEMBERS IN NHS IN ENGLAND VOTE BY 4 TO 1 TO ACCEPT NEW OFFER TO RESOLVE PAY DISPUTE

Strike action on 29th January in England was called off to allow members to consider the new offer which does not apply to Northern Ireland where the dispute continues says GMB
GMB members in the NHS in England have voted, with 81% to accept and 19% to reject, the new offer that emerged after a week of talks in January to resolve the pay dispute in the NHS in England. See notes to editors for copy of GMB press release dated 28 January on GMB consulting members on the new offer.

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GMB CALLS FOR DIRECTORS OF 70 FIRMS NAMED FOR NOT PAYING NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE TO BE DENIED FURTHER DIRECTORSHIPS


The enforcement rules should also be changed so that trade unions can make complaints to HMRC on behalf of members says GMB
GMB commented on the naming and shaming 70 employers who Government has branded National Minimum Wage offenders. See notes to editors for copy of embargoed press release from BIS naming the 70 companies from across the UK.

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CASE AGAINST COMPANY AND DIRECTOR OVER 2006 BATTERSEA FATAL CRANE COLLAPSE MOVES TO SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT ON 11TH MARCH

At the hearing this week the judge expressed concern that it has taken nearly 9 years for charges to be brought for these deaths due to a crane collapse says GMB
The case against a crane hire company and its director over the deaths of an employee and member of the public when a tower crane collapsed at a construction site in Battersea over 8 years ago has been moved to Southwark Crown Court which a hearing scheduled for 9.30am 11th March 2015.

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ICAP LUX LEAKS TAX DODGING HAS LINKS TO SUFFOLK COASTAL TORY DONOR AND IS TIP OF UK TAX SHIRKING ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE

UK Crown territories that refuse to play by transparent tax rules need to be stripped of links with the Queen and look elsewhere for new Head of State says GMB GMB is advising the electorate in Suffolk Coastal parliamentary constituency area that Michael Spencer, whose company ICAP was involved in tax avoidance using the Luxemburg loopholes, lives in the area and has donated over £5m to the Conservative Party since 2001.

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GMB CALL ON HERTFORDSHIRE CC TO LOOK AT MORE COST EFFECTIVE OPTIONS TO THE UP TO £80M CONTRACT WITH CARLISLE STAFFING PLC FOR TEMPORARY STAFF

17th February 2015
Hertfordshire County Council should examine filling temporary vacancies more cost effectively by an in-house operation at this time of great austerity says GMB

GMB, the union for staff in public services, is writing to Hertfordshire County Council asking that the council at the time of austerity look at more cost effective alternatives to a contract worth up to £80 million with US Employment Agency Carlisle Staffing Plc to supply temporary staff for five years from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2018.

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DISPUTE LOOMS AT ROYAL PARKS AS CONTRACTOR OCS SEEKS TO MOVE FROM WEEKLY TO MONTHLY PAY IN ST JAMES PARK WITHOUT CONSULTATION

17th February 2015
Some members in the other parks not receiving their pay slips on time and there is little faith in the monthly pay system at Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens says GMB.

GMB members employed by OCS in Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, The Green Park, Grosvenor Square and Brompton Cemetery in London are seeking an urgent meeting over a move by OCS from weekly to monthly pay in St James Park without any consultation with staff and on a number of other issues.

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GMB HEARING IN HIGH COURT IN LONDON ON 13TH FEBRUARY TO SECURE COMPENSATION FOR BLACKLISTED WORKERS

17th February 2015
After years of litigation blacklisted workers will finally get their first hearing in front of a High Court Judge the Honourable Mr Justice Supperstone says GMB lawyer

On Friday 13th February law firm Leigh Day get a first hearing in front of the Honourable Mr Justice Supperstone in the High Court in London seeking compensation for 122 GMB members blacklisted by Carillion and other construction employers.

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COMPANY AND DIRECTOR IN WESTMINSTER COURT OVER 2006 BATTERSEA FATAL CRANE COLLAPSE ON WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2015

17th February 2015
The long interval between the deaths and the court case and the revoking of regulations on crane collapses "as red tape" provide a clear example of how little human life is valued GMB

A crane hire company and its director will make a first appearance in Westminster Magistrates Court at 2pm on Wednesday 25th February after an employee and member of the public were killed when a tower crane collapsed at a construction site in Battersea over 8 years ago.

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UKIP in Your Region ~ What are its MEPs doing for you?

100 reasons Not to vote UKIP

If ever we needed any proof that UKIP is not a party that’s a friend of trade unions, have a look at their 100 pledges ahead of May’s general elections. Crucial employment and social rights and protections are all on their chopping block, from repealing the Agency Workers Directive to singling out Working Time, and we can only expect the worst with that. Dangerous anti-migration pledges are also made, with no reference to migrants’ exploitation by unscrupulous employers, or the backlash British people living abroad will face if similar rules are applied in other EU Member States.

On the basis of these policies, perhaps it’s time we start asking UKIP exactly what their intentions are, because it is very clear there’s not going to be much good news for trade unionists. It’s time for UKIP to start telling us exactly what they stand for.


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