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.
Some of you may have received a letter today from the interim chief executive, in which he outlines his beliefs regarding the current dispute.
As you know the GMB is in dispute with the employers over the legacy paramedic JE review and we are calling for all GMB members who carry out the role of paramedic to take strike action which will commence
We were invited to a meeting with the interim CEO and the chair of the Trust.
Most people’s jobs are valued in a particular way to determine what that person should earn or be paid. NHS employees are no different, however, NHS Paramedics are being treated somewhat differently by their employer North West Ambulance, because they
We have now notified the Trust of future dates of action which consists of three types explained below:
GMB Ambulance Trade Union members are forced to take industrial action, both Continuous and Discontinuous.
1. Continuous action short of a strike: