GMB members vote to accept NHS pay offer

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 28 April 2023
GMB Trade Union - GMB members vote to accept NHS pay offer

GMB members working in the NHS and ambulance service have voted to accept the NHS pay offer.

Tens of thousands of health workers were balloted on the revised offer, negotiated between unions and the Government after months of strikes.

The results are as follows:

Accept: 56 per cent

Reject: 44 per cent

Turnout is 51 per cent

GMB Union will now vote to accept the offer at a meeting of the NHS Staff Council on Tuesday 2 May 2023.

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Secretary, said:

"This new pay offer would not have happened without the strike action taken by ambulance and other GMB health workers.

“GMB members have voted to accept the offer, which means GMB union will vote in favour of the pay offer at the NHS joint staff council meeting next week.

"Our members recognise that progress has been made - from the Government originally offering nothing, health workers will be thousands of pounds better off.

“It also meets a key GMB demand of a huge pay uplift for the lowest paid, lifting them above the Real Living Wage.

“But so much more needs to be done for workers if we are all to get the NHS we need.

“GMB now needs action for our ambulance members - starting by addressing their retirement and unsocial hours enhancements concerns.

“Today is just one step in the battle to restore NHS workers’ decade of lost earnings.

“GMB will continue this fight, so that the NHS and ambulance workers, who serve and care for the public, finally get the fair deal they deserve.

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