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Eastbourne bin strike to go ahead tomorrow after council issues "misleading" public statement
All our drivers want is the going rate for HGV drivers so they can make ends meet, says GMB Union ...
GMB statement on mandatory vaccination for NHS reps and members
While the GMB UNION supports the vaccination programme we remain opposed to Mandatory Vaccination for NHS staff....
NHS Pay15 Ballot Result Statement
GMB’s NHS ballot results are now in and being sent to every single GMB member...
Two vacancies within GMB Southern Region
Come and join the Southern Region team!...
GMB union calls SECAmb executive team "a den of lies and cover ups" after safety debate rages on
SECAmb still refusing to discuss the safety of FIATs despite their own briefing stating there are risks to safety from poorly fitted seatbelts...
South East Coast Ambulance Service puts Staff and Patients’ Safety at Risk with Bargain Basement Vehicles
Cheap Fiat Ambulances' modified seats could lead to catastrophic injuries including decapitation, GMB safety reps warn...
GMB announces 5 days of strike action across 4 Berkshire Hospitals
GMB facilities management members are due to walk out on strike in a row over changes of NHS job descriptions and bandings....
GMB Strike Ballot for NHS and Ambulance Workers Across Southern England Opens Today
Until this Government makes a serious attempt to engage, the only choice is progress with the GMB Union's industrial action ballot....
Marks and Spencer Christmas in jeopardy over staff shortages
GMB, the trade union for agency staff at Marks and Spencer’s Swindon Distribution Centre, is warning that low pay is putting the company’s Christmas deliveries at risk....
Another £1million for GMB members
Between July and September 2021, GMB Southern Region recovered more than £1 million of compensation for members. This includes compensation in personal injury claims and employment related disputes....
Cleaners, porters and caterers to strike at four Berkshire hospitals
Facilities staff at King Edward VII, Wokingham, Upton and St Marks Hospital sites to walk out over forced changes to contracts, says GMB Union ...
​​​​​​​GMB to ballot all Ambulance Service and NHS members across southern England for strike action over pay
A total of 55 NHS Trusts across South East, South London, Dorset and Wiltshire face GMB member’s strike ballot after rejecting pay cut ...
GMB reaches landmark agreement with Dorset Council for disabled workers
More than four thousand Dorset Council workers now protected by reasonable adjustment passport policy ...
Brighton and Hove bin strike officially over after council ratifies improved pay deal
Lowest paid council staff across the city will get a pay rise after GMB members stuck up for themselves...
GMB HGV drivers at Brighton and Hove Cityclean vote to accept councils offer and to suspend strike
‘The disruption has we know been difficult for the residents of Brighton and Hove, and to be clear it was always our last resort, but the council had for too long either ignored or delayed both the issues and in getting around the table to resolve matters, with a strike meant to focus their attention’ say GMB southern....
GMB boss calls for Tory councillor to be sacked after terrorism slur
People horrified a public figure would use such inflammatory and offensive language about council employees, GMB General Secretary tells Conservative Party...
Swindon Council waters down forced academy plan - but it's still not enough, says GMB union
GMB remains vigilant about potential job losses as Swindon Borough Council pushes ahead with plans to force all schools into MATs....
GMB Union to additionally ballot Cityclean Refuse and Recycling Loaders and Street cleansing teams operatives after dispute talks break down
‘It so disappointing as Friday’s meeting had left us with the impression that we had made good progress in moving towards a resolution and halting strike action, but today has seen a clear about turn and retraction of certain positional assurances by the council team' says GMB southern....
GMB will fight job losses if Swindon schools forced into Multi Academy Trusts
Proposals will see council income drop of £122,000 per year – key job roles will almost certainly be lost, says GMB Union ...