GMB trade union members across Local Government, Councils and Schools have been having their say on pay and the results are in! Three quarters of GMB union members balloted (75%) have voted to reject the pay offer.
GMB union Members have voted to reject the 1.75% pay offer set out by the NJC employers.
Senior GMB trade union representatives from across Local Government, Councils and Schools met today (5/10/21) to discuss the GMB union members rejection and have overwhelmingly agreed to trigger an Industrial Action consultative ballot.
School staff, refuse collectors and council workers have kept our country moving through the coronavirus crisis, often putting themselves in harm's way.
Inflation is running at above 4% and workers have faced 23% real terms pay cut over the last decade. Local Government employers have only tabled a 1.75% pay offer. A pay cut in real terms.
GMB trade union will urge Local Government employers to get back round the table and improve the pay offer or GMB trade union members will have no alternative but to begin preparing for an Industrial Action Campaign for Pay Justice.
WHAT IS HAPPENING NEXT?
A consultative industrial action ballot will start soon. Your local GMB union branch/office will be contacting you shortly to discuss how you can vote in this consultative ballot and how you can get active in your pay campaign.
Please ensure your details are up to date as only GMB trade union members will get a vote in our ballot.