Cammell Laird are refusing to guarantee 290 jobs at their shipyard in Birkenhead, with a spokesperson saying that 'he was unable to confirm the number of potential redundancies'. Losing these jobs would be a massive loss not only for the workers at Cammell Laird and their families, but also the thousands of jobs in the supply chain and local economy reliant on this sector. Once these jobs and skills are lost, it is very difficult to rebuild capacity.
NHS Staff have now received their pay increase and back pay. ‘Disappointed’ is just one of the many feelings which have been expressed by loyal and dedicated NHS Staff who have already endured almost a decade of real terms pay cuts.
Joe Smith, Remploy
In the aftermath of the Remploy closures and unfulfilled promises, Joe Smith updated conference on the work this trade union is doing in support of our members and the fight to get these people back into a workplace.
GMB trade union cover for members working in health care in both NHS and Private Sector. Employers providing health care have a duty of care and vicariously liable for the actions of their employees. GMB expects that any NHS authority or employer in the health and care industry would use their own liability policy to defend their employees. The GMB policy provides GMB members with Contingent Indeminity cover, which would be used to protect you from your employer's failings.
Talks have been ongoing with the employer and ACAS which have resulted in an agreement to have an independent investigation into the reasons for the delayed evaluation of the role dating back to 2004.
Planned strike action this coming weekend by Paramedics has been suspended to allow talks between GMB and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to continue.
Two meetings have taken place in the last few days, with the involvement of ACAS, to try and address the long running dispute over job evaluation.
GMB Paramedics have been on strike over the past 7 weeks and are due to continue to strike each weekend for 26 hours starting at 6.00 am each Saturday until the end of October.
GMB Organiser Mike Buoey said
ARCO served the notice to de-recognise the GMB trade union, following the knowledge of ballot returns and then canvassed the workforce asking if they wanted the GMB to represent them.
ARCO and The GMB Trade Union have held long established industrial relations, a joint recognition agreement has been in place since 2012, and historically between CCM LTD which existed prior to this back in 1993.
Over recent years the style of management has become aggressive and many of our members have suffered disciplinary action as a result.
Thank you to all GMB members who used their vote in the recent consultative ballot as a part of the GMB NHS Pay campaign.