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WALES AND SOUTHWEST W21 UPDATE 2/2/15

Posted: 2nd February 2015

 New reps elected in Devon stores

 

We would like to welcome 2 new reps to our team – David Parkes will represent team members in Newton Abbot 389 and Neal Longbottom in Torquay 319.

 David was elected unopposed, and Neal from a field of 4 candidates, receiving 50% of the vote.

 Both have previous…

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JOIN THE LABOUR PARTY

Posted: 27th January 2015

 

GMB believes that with the right policies based on values held by GMB members, the Labour Party is the best chance for a fairer deal for GMB members. As a GMB member you get a special Labour Party membership rate of only £23.52 a year. That’s £1.96 a month (at time of post). …

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2014 PAY TALKS BALLOT RESULTS

Posted: 4th December 2014

Dear Colleagues
 
I would like to thank all those members that participated in the recent re-ballot for the 2014 pay award, and the National Negotiating Team for their hard work.
 
The result of the vote is:
 
To Accept:  87%
 
To Reject:   13%

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2014 Pay Talks Update 18/11/14

Posted: 18th November 2014

 HAVE YOUR SAY ON PAY

Dear GMB members

In September when members were balloted on the 2014 Pay Offer, the National Negotiating Team were unable to fully share the Company’s trading position, which along with the proposed job losses and reduction in contract hours, was a key reason they felt unable to make a recommendation…

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Hours/Scheduling Issues

Posted: 13th November 2014

 

If you have any concerns regarding the allocation of hours/scheduling could you please contact us to discuss your issues so that we can get an understanding of working practices and also advise on an individual basis.

 

Some examples could be –

1. Being sent home on contracted hours because you cannot commit to do 8…

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WINTER THERMALS/CLOTHING AT SC2

Posted: 13th November 2014

 

The management at SC2 have agreed that orders for winter thermals/clothing should be distributed to team members.  If you have not done so already then you should place an order in as soon as possible to receive them before the cold weather kicks in. 

Any issues with getting your order then please contact us…

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Pay Talk Update 27/10/14

Posted: 27th October 2014

 As mentioned, the negotiating team met with the company on Friday 17th October.  The negotiating team has put forward proposals but we are still waiting for the company to get back to us to see if there is any movement or if the company is sticking with their initial offer of 1.5%.

We will update…

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