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GMB Suspend Strike Action In NHS In England And Northern Ireland To Consult Members On New Offer In Pay Dispute

28 January 2015
New offer enables suspension of strike action while we consult with members on whether they wish to accept the offer or not says GMB.
GMB is to consult 22,000 members in the NHS in England and Northern Ireland on a new offer that has emerged after a week of talks to resolve the pay dispute in the NHS.
The new offer has enabled GMB to suspend the 24 hour strike action by members in the ambulance service on 29th January as well as the 12 hour strike action by GMB members in the rest of the NHS on that date.

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28 January 2015
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GMB Call On Politicians For Deal With £1.1 Billion Underfunding Of Social Care For Elderly Identified By Local Government Association

28 January 2015
Underfunding means an ever increasing number of the adult population are living in a social care nightmare of 15 minute flying visits and substandard care homes says GMB.
GMB, the union for staff in care homes and for home care, commented on the report the Local Government Association that the escalating cost of caring for the elderly means councils will have to divert £11 billion from services like fixing potholes and running libraries and museums from April.

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GMB Call On TFL To Consider All 15,000 Responses On London Cycle Superhighway To Balance Needs Of All Road Users

28 January 2015
Banning turns from or onto Westminster Bridge to/from Parliament Sq alone will create gridlock, emissions and current plan will cause daily all-day congestion from Tower Hill to Parliament Square says GMB.
GMB, the union for professional drivers, has called on Transport for London to properly examine and respond to all the points made in the 15,000 replies they have had on the Boris proposed cycle super highway.

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GMB Wins £7.85 Living Wage For Care Staff Working At Former BUPA Care Homes Now In Control Of Bedford Borough Council

28 January 2015
GMB also hopes to achieve the same deal in seven former BUPA care homes now run by Central Bedfordshire Council.
GMB has successfully negotiated that care staff working at six former BUPA care homes, now in the control of Bedford Borough Council, will in future be paid a living wage of £7.85 an hour. Bedford Borough Council has also agreed it will also improve the staff's employ terms and conditions.

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GMB Fear Richmond And Wandsworth Councils Creating Shared Staffing Structure Will Lead To Massive Job Losses

24 January 2015
This will we on top of the already heavy loss of jobs that has taken place so far so we will meet with members in both boroughs to assess where we go on this says GMB.
GMB, the union for staff in local councils responded to the announcement that Wandsworth Council and Richmond-upon-Thames Council intend to create a shared staffing structure. See notes to editors for copy of statements by both councils.

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Talks Adjourn In London To Avert NHS Strike Action On Jan 29 And Will Resume At 2pm On Monday 26th Jan

24 January 2015
We are making every effort to get a tangible offer on the table to take back to our members to avert the strike next week says GMB.
Talks in London involving GMB to avert strike action on 29th January 2015 in the pay dispute in England and Northern Ireland adjourned today 23rd January and will resume at 2pm on Monday 26th January.

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GMB Issues Notices For NHS Strike Action On Jan 29 And Says Action Will Not Be Called Off Until There Is An Offer To Take Back To Members

24 January 2015
Should a tangible offer emerge as a result of current talks we will take that offer back to members says GMB.
GMB, the union for NHS and ambulance staff, today (22 January) issued the necessary formal notices to all relevant NHS employers for strike action on 29th January 2015 in the pay dispute in England and Northern Ireland.

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GMB Urge South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust To Consult On Plans To Replace Daily Meals For Elderly With 14 Frozen Meals

24 January 2015
We are dismayed that the Trust is forging ahead with this proposal without full consultation with the people affected by these disgraceful plans says GMB.
GMB, the union for meals on wheels and home care staff, is asking the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to reconsider the proposal to end the daily meals service to the most vulnerable in society. See notes to editors for copy of statement by the Trust.

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Annual Which Survey Shows That Consumers Continue To Get Poor Deal From Big Six Energy Suppliers

24 January 2015
Waiting times, complaints and customer frustration will continue to increase if the Big 6 don't address the chronic under-staffing in customer service centres says GMB.
GMB, the union for workers in the energy sector, commented on the annual Which survey that shows that consumers are continuing to receive a poor deal from the Big Six energy suppliers. See notes to editors for copy of story on Press Association dated 22 Jan 2015.

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GMB In Last Ditch Talks Today With Secretary Of State For Health To Avert Strike

24 January 2015
Action In NHS On 29th Jan In England And Northern Ireland Mr Hunt caused the dispute by overruling the independent pay review body and he can solve it by allowing negotiations to come up with a fair way forward says GMB.
GMB, the union for NHS and ambulance staff, is attending last ditch talks today (21st Jan) with Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health to avert strike action in the pay dispute in England and Northern Ireland.

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Reps Training Dates for 2015

12 January 2015
Training Dates for GMB Workplace Reps at Colchester/Witham, Hayes, Hendon, Luton and Gants Hill. Please Note Norwich Training dates are unavailable at present.

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