NJC Ballot Update 31/10/23
Dear GMB Member
Many thanks to all GMB members in both schools and local government who participated in the recent NJC industrial action ballot over pay.
Following the GMB consultative ballot many GMB members asked to be balloted for strike action to get a fully funded better deal. We listened to our members who were clearly unhappy and wanted to express their frustrations.
Following the conclusion of the NJC Industrial Action ballot the message from the majority of GMB members was clear - though clearly angry, members are struggling in the current climate and need the money in pay packets now.
The GMB National Local Government and Schools Committees met today, 31 October 2023, to discuss the NJC Industrial Action ballot results and next steps. It was agreed that, due to anti Trade Union legislation, GMB has not secured enough mandates to pursue effective Industrial Action and that we should prioritise and focus our attention on pay for 2024/25.
We will also be asking GMB members what would make work better for you, listen to GMB members on local issues other than pay and build local campaigns on these issues.
We will continue to campaign for the full funding of future NJC pay offers from central government.
We will now inform the employers that the 2023/24 pay offer has been accepted.
If you want to get involved in GMB campaigns going forward, please get in touch by contacting. email@example.com