GMB trade union supporting NHS staff
29 July 2018

GMB - the Union for people working in all areas of the health service - are continuing our campaign for fair pay and secure terms in the NHS and we are consulting our members through a postal ballot to determine the strength of feeling and what action you may wish to take after 87% of members rejected the employers offer. 

GMB WAS THE ONLY TRADE UNION TO REJECT THIS OFFER.

All other NHS trade unions voted to accept and therefore the pay offer will be imposed.

GMB members voted to reject the pay offer to let the government know that after almost a decade of austerity and real term pay cuts, enough is enough.

This is a consultative ballot only at this stage for you to let us know what you would be willing to do next. (This is not a formal ballot for industrial action). This is for the GMB to determine strength of feeling amongst our members. It’s vitally important that you have your say so please make sure you take part in this vote

JOIN NOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY

If you want further information about our campaign for fair pay and secure terms in the NHS please follow the link below:

http://www.gmb.org.uk/campaigns/nhs/overview-nhs

If you would like to know more about GMB or would like to join the growing army of NHS staff who are GMB members follow this link:

https://www.gmb.org.uk/join/join-online

GMB CONTINGENT INDEMNITY INSURANCE

FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE MEMBERS

Full details of the GMB contingent indemnity insurance for health & social care members can be found using the following link (summary below):

http://www.gmb.org.uk/INDEMNITY-CO.pdf

•             GMB provides cover for members working in health care in both the NHS and Private Sector.

 

•             Employers providing health care have a duty of care and are vicariously liable for the actions of their employees.

 

•             GMB expects that any NHS authority or employer in the health care industry would use their own liability policy to defend their employees.

 

•             The GMB policy provides GMB members with Contingent Indemnity cover which would be used to protect you from your employer’s failings.

WHAT IS COVERED?

A) Contingent Medical Malpractice

B) Contingent Public Liability

C) Compensation For Court Attendance

D) Property of Patients Held in Trust or In Custody or Control

WHO IS COVERED?

Any member of GMB as defined in our rule book engaged in the business description of the injured persons.

In addition to this free insurance cover, in partnership with UNIONLINE and Blackfords LLP, GMB will cover disciplinary defence costs, subject to GMB rules.

In the event of a member attending any proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or any equivalent competent body, in connection with a claim against the member, the member's costs will be covered, at the union's discretion.

GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB North West & Irish Region