Vote Yes, GMB union indicative industrial action ballot
GMB trade union members working across councils, local authorities and schools recently voted to reject the pay cuts being proposed by local government employers.
For every four GMB union members who voted, three rejected the employers 1.75% pay offer for 2021/22.
Over the last year GMB union members working in councils, local government and schools have shown how indispensable you are. You are true Covid heroes, keeping the nation’s essential public services going during the toughest of times, often putting your own health and safety at risk. The employers’ 1.75% offer is wholly inadequate and with energy bills skyrocketing, shopping bills going up, and inflation high and rising, it represents yet another pay cut for workers who have seen a quarter of the value of their pay wiped out since 2010.
We are urging GMB union members to VOTE YES in this indicative ballot for strike action/action short of strike, so please check your email for your electronic ballot or you will receive a ballot paper. You need to return or vote electronically by 12 noon on Monday 13th December 2021. If the majority of GMB trade union members vote YES, a formal ballot for industrial action will take place. If you haven’t received either a postal or electronic ballot then please contact your local branch or region on 0151 727 0077.
GMB trade union continues to press the Local Government employers to get back round the table and improve the pay offer.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU VOTE – GMB UNION IS CAMPAIGNING FOR A HUGE TURNOUT TO DEMONSTRATE TO YOUR EMPLOYERS WE WON’T ACCEPT FURTHER PAY CUTS.
The ballot closes at 12 noon on Monday 13TH December 2021, and the result will be posted on the GMB union North West & Irish regional website as soon as possible thereafter, along with notification to all members.
Vote and vote YES for Strike Action/Action Short of a Strike.