Over 100 GMB union Wigan based members took to the streets this week as part of strike action over pay and conditions. A massive 89% voted by 93% to strike after talks broke down and after the mass turnout on the ballot paper the members walked out of work and onto the picket line in a dispute against their employer Pemberton Park and Leisure Homes.
If you have any availability to attend any of the events , please contact Maria Almond on 0151 203 0189, or David Hope on 07979841091
The GMB union will be at Pride 2022
Please see dates for upcoming Pride events in August 2022, because equality is at the heart of the GMB trade union and our presence is important at these local events.
Trade union members are encouraged to join us. If you have any time available to attend, please show your support for our LGBTQ+ members.
Just a few thoughts on what we can do to help one another in the heat:
Ensuring members are carrying resealable water bottles.
Agreeing extra breaks on behalf of Porters and Warehouse colleagues (see Hot Weather Guidance attached)
Porters and drivers must avoid direct sunlight for long periods. Hats, Lip Protector and Sunscreen should be available to them as PPE.
Remind drivers that entering properties is at their own discretion. Large blocks of flats may need to be avoided to prevent over exertion.
Local Government Pay 2022/23
This NJC pay claim for 2022/23 is made by the Joint Trade Union Side (UNISON, GMB, and UNITE) to the Local Government Association.
After GMB campaigning for a pay rise to help colleagues with the cost of living crisis, pay has been raised to £10.10ph from 1st July
Asda Colleagues across the country have been complaining about the impact wage errors have been having on their lives.
A survey for GMB union members to have your say on NJC pay claim is available online until 20 May 2022.
Holiday update for GMB union members at ASDA.
Q: Is there a maximum number of days that I am allowed to carry over?
A: We're delighted to confirm that there is no cap on the number of holidays you are allowed to carry over into the 2022/23holiday year and that includes lieu hours in ALS.
Q: Can I cancel holiday I have already booked in this holiday year (2021/22) and carry it forward into next year's holiday (2022/23)?
For the moment we will not be making any changes to our sick pay policy and we would advise colleagues who test positive to follow the guidance to remain at home for five days to help protect others.
Following changes to government guidance in England as part of the move to the Living with Covid Plan. I wanted to confirm our approach to pay that will apply to all our sites within the UK.