In the recent GMB ballot on NHS England pay, an overwhelming 87% of GMB members voted to reject the pay offer. GMB was the only trade union to reject the pay offer.
All other NHS trade unions voted to accept the offer and therefore the pay offer will be imposed. However, the GMB campaign for fair pay and secure terms in the NHS continues. GMB members voted to reject the pay offer to let the government know that after almost a decade of austerity and real term pay cuts, enough is enough. GMB Members are now to be consulted as to what the next steps in this campaign will be.
This is a consultative ballot only at this stage for you to let us know what you would be willing to do next. This is not a formal ballot for industrial action. This is for the GMB to determine strength of feeling amongst our members. It’s vitally important that you have your say so please make sure you take part in this vote. GMB Rule is that we require 50% support from members to call strike action and two thirds of those to have voted in favour of industrial action.
GMB will be holding meetings across out regions. If you want further information about meetings organised by your Region please contact your Region direct.
If you are unable to contact your Region please e-mail
And we will pass your enquiry on to the appropriate Region.
All resources can also be accessed on one handy PDF crib sheet at — http://www.gmb.org.uk/NHS-PAY-RESOURCES.pdf?