Bulletin: Issue 22 March 2021
SICKNESS AND ABSENCE POLICY UPDATE
FAO ALL WILKO EMPLOYEES
Following the huge support and resounding result in favour of industrial Action by GMB members across both the DCs and Stores over the imposed Wilko Sickness and Absence Policy, your GMB representatives have been in communication with the management of Wilko and I am pleased to report that both sides have agreed to negotiate a new Sickness and Absence Policy that will be acceptable to both GMB members and Wilko.
Dates have been set over the next 2 weeks to hold these negotiations and at the forefront of these talks will be ensuring we protect those team members that are genuinely sick and protect their earnings and job security.
Without the amazing support from GMB members during this dispute we would now be stuck with a sickness policy that discriminates against the lowest paid.
Any outcomes from the negotiations will be put to a ballot of GMB members, and only GMB members will decide whether they are acceptable.
We have seen GMB membership significantly increase over the past weeks, if you are still not a member and want your say, now is the time to join by visiting: www.gmb.org.uk/join
Thank you all for standing up, making your voice heard, and allowing your GMB reps the opportunity to negotiate what will hopefully be an acceptable outcome.
GMB National Officer
Posted: 22nd March 2021