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GMB calls on government to abandon plans to increase small claims limit in personal injury claims
The government’s proposal to increase the small claims limit in personal injury claims is yet another barrier to accessing justice....
GMB and Portchester Labour Party oppose plans to build houses in Downend
GMB union and Portchester Labour Party oppose plans to build 350 houses at Downend in Portchester. “Once our green and pleasant land has gone it will not be coming back”, says GMB Southern...
Average earnings decline by 10.4% between 2007 to 2017 despite 3.5% rise in GDP
10.4% decline in value of average earnings while GDP per head grew by 3.5% since 2007 points to loss of workers’ bargaining power as employers enjoy effective impunity to hostility to union rights at work. “As a result of economic sabotage by employers to their workers’ rights we have since 2007 a bigger number of workers in the economy sharing in proportionate terms a smaller pie”, says GMB Southern Region...
GMB hold rally calling on MOD to continue funding Lypiatt School
GMB are holding a rally on 14th September calling on the Ministry of Defence to continue funding Lypiatt School for children repatriated to UK from British forces overseas...
East Sussex NHS Trust halt 2019 parking charge increases following GMB intervention
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Chief Executive has announced a halt to 2019 car parking charge increases and review of parking initiatives after GMB intervention....
GMB meeting with East Sussex NHS Trust fails to find agrement over excessive staff parking increases
GMB meeting with east Sussex BNHS Hospital Trust Chief Executive Adrian Bull fails to find agreement over excessive staff parking increases. We must not just accept the Trust’s fait accompli approach to all matters dealing with workforce issues, says GMB Southern...
NHS Pay Consultative Ballot Result & Campaign Newsletter
GMB have produced a newsletter explaining our position following our recent ballot on NHS pay...
GMB members agree to suspend industrial action ballot at Brighton Centre
GMB members agree to suspend industrial action ballot at Brighton Centre with on-going talks potentially leaving both sides close to agreement. “The council has made a substantial effort in working with GMB members in the venue service team to resolve the matter amicably”, says GMB Southern...
Why the Bawa-Garba ruling is relevant for all healthcare professionals
A doctor who was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter and struck off has been told that she can practice again by the Court of Appeal...
GMB announce lunchtime demos to reverse East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust parking charge increases
GMB, the union for NHS healthcare professionals and support workers, are announcing two lunchtime demos in support of the on-going GMB campaign to halt unfair staff parking charge increases....
GMB urge Royal Berkshire Hospital to withdraw proposals for dangerous shifts patterns
GMB urge Royal Berkshire Hospital to withdraw proposals for dangerous shifts patterns for overworked A&E staff. “If these staff are forced to do pointlessly long shifts at all hours of the day and night, they may be too tired to cope with the constant stress and demands of their front line role in A&E,” says GMB Southern Region...
GMB hold demo today at St Helier Hospital over real terms pay cut for NHS staff being imposed
GMB are holding a lunch time demo today outside St Helier Hospital in response to NHS staff facng a real terms pay cut after complex NHS pay proposal is imposed. It is now intensifying the poor morale feeling over what was a pitiful deal for GMB members and NHS staff in the first place, says GMB Southern Region...
GMB to hold demo on Monday outside St George's Hospital, Tooting in response to NHS staff facing a real terms pay cut after complex NHS pay proposal is imposed
GMB are to hold a lunch time demo on Monday 13th August outside St George's Hospital, Tooting in response to NHS staff facing a real terms pay cut after complex NHS pay proposal is imposed. Staff are underwhelmed and angry from a pay deal implementation different to what had been promised by the government, says GMB Southern...
GMB horrified at threat of huge scale privatisation by Reading Borough Council
This will affect not only thousands of council workers in Reading, but every single service user, says GMB Southern Region...
GMB to hold demonstration outside Kent and Canterbury hospital on 10 August in support of a decent and fair pay rise for hardworking NHS staff
Many loyal NHS workers believe that they have been duped in to accepting what they were told was a great pay deal, but now believe the pay deal to be a bad deal, says GMB Southern...
Vacancy for Two Organisers at National Office
Do you want to work for GMB? Have you got experience organising your union members?...
Former GMB boilermakers celebrate annual reunion
GMB Southern Region Southampton No 1 Branch is one of the longest established branches in the Region. Although GMB was formed in 1889, the roots of Southampton No 1 Branch date back to the 1850’s – a period in British history remembered by the Crimean War and Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition....
Nurse GMB member exonerated
A nurse has been exonerated following an incident where a patient absconded from a hospital...
GMB NHS demo in Brighton on Friday over real terms pay cut for staff
GMB to hold lunch time demo on Friday 3rd August outside Brighton's Royal Sussex Hospital in support of NHS staff facing a real terms pay cut after complex NHS pay proposal is imposed....
TUC Disabled Workers Conference 2018 Delegate Report
GMB Southern’s Regional Equality Forum sent a delegate to this year’s TUC Disabled Workers Conference...