GMB official strike ballot underway to December 15th for Health Service members in London and East of England over 3% pay offer
Government should give our members a decent pay rise, which matches the hard work and dedication that our NHS Heroes have shown through the Covid-19 pandemic says GMB London.
GMB, the union for health workers, embarked on a national official industrial action ballot in the NHS in England on 10th November in a dispute over pay. The ballot will close on December 15th. The ballot covers members in NHS Trusts for hospitals and ambulance services in London and the East of England.
In response to a GMB request for a 15% pay rise for members in the NHS these staff have now been offered 3% backdated to April 2021. This offer was put to members and has been rejected by them. The next step is this official industrial action ballot.
Gavin Davies, GMB NHS Senior Organiser London Region, said:
“GMB London is currently in an open ballot period and are consulting members on whether they want to take part in full industrial action, including strike, or action short of strike.
“GMB is demanding that the Government give our members a decent pay rise, which matches the hard work and dedication that our NHS Heroes have shown through the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that there is an increase pending in National insurance. We also know that there is significant investment pledged for the NHS from the Budget. So why not award the staff for putting their lives on the line to serve the public during a national crisis.
Contact Gavin Davies, GMB London Region Senior Officer on 079 3098 3376