Dear Serco Members As you know Serco hotel services will be transferring (under TUPE) into the NHS on 1 October 2019. Hopefully you would have had the opportunity to attend the Serco/NHS led workshops that have been on-going since mid-June and you may have seen GMB representatives at those meetings. Formal TUPE consultation has not yet commenced with the recognised Trade Unions however, the initial consultation meeting with Serco and UHPT (Derriford) is planned on 17th July 2019 and we expect it to be the first of a number of meetings with us. In order to ensure you have the most up to date information we would like to invite GMB members to a meeting with Officers and Representatives at Derriford Hospital, Post Graduate Medical Centreon the 18th July from 13:00hrs onwards. We will host further meetings during July, August and September. Those dates will be advertised as soon as suitable venues can be booked. The purpose will be to address any concerns and questions you may have about the pending transfer. Pay is very likely to be something which members will want to have absolute assurances on and that the transfer is going to work and support you. We will try our best to ensure there are minimal issues and disruption to you as a consequence. Currently a number of you pay your membership subscriptions through your wages. We try to encourage all of our members to pay by direct debit so if you pay your membership through your wages there will be an opportunity at this meeting for you to switch to monthly direct debit payments. Should you wish to do this now please call 02920 491260 and the switch can be made instantly. Branch website: firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com Branch Office: 01752 439274 - Leave your name, membership number and contact details Join GMB: www.gmb.org.uk/join
Outside the Trade Union - GMB Branch office on level 9 at Derriford Hospital - Monday 17th June - 10am - midday. Any questions? HOLIDAY PAY TO INCLUDE OVERTIME ARE YOU EMPLOYED IN THE NHS UNDER AGENDA FOR CHANGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS? DO YOU REGULARLY WORK OVERTIME? IS THE OVERTIME INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATION OF WHAT YOU ARE PAID WHEN ON ANNUAL LEAVE? The recent Court of Appeal judgment in the case of: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust –v- Neil Flowers & Others  EWCA Civ 947 - has confirmed that if you regularly work overtime, whether mandatory, end of shift or shift over-runs, your employer should be considering that when calculating your annual leave pay. GMB representatives are currently working with Trusts to resolve this issue. If you believe that you are not being paid correctly when on annual leave you need to contact your local GMB representative immediately for a form to assess whether or not you have a potential claim. Not a GMB member? Join today – www.gmb.org.uk/join Want to be a GMB Rep in your workplace? Email NHS@gmb.org.uk GMB Membership Subscriptions 1 Oct 2018- Sept 2019 Rates for GMB membership will be: - Full time - Grade 1 = £3.15 per week (£13.70) pm Part time - Grade 2 = £1.83 per week (£7.96) pm GMB Branch office, 01752 439274. (ext. 39274) Any GMB Rep.
Trade Unions and professional bodies all have different types of membership, different levels of Free and add-on benefits and membership costs. When thinking of joining a Trade Union consider a Union which is active in your workplace. By active we mean, do you see Reps around in the workplace representing and communicating with you and your colleagues? Do you see Reps actively recruiting in your workplace and do you see up to date information in and around your workplace (noticeboards)? Is that Trade Union accessible in the workplace? Does that Trade Union play an active part in your workplace negotiating structure. Policies and procedures are part of a Trade Unions business in the NHS and to be able to influence those policies we need a strong workforce and a strong Trade Union membership. Does that Trade Union campaign on behalf of its members? - The 3 year NHS Pay offer was a great example of the GMB trying very hard to make the right choice for its members - The offer was rejected by the GMB National NHS Committee, was rejected by a massive number of its members. GMB were however, outvoted by other Trade Unions but we know that the offer was certainly not the best deal for all of us after years of austerity, pay caps and real term pay cuts. Example; employee who is off work sick for a major operation, whilst off sick the employee now receives basic pay. Before the pay deal was implemented the employee would have received an average wage, including enhanced pay whilst off work for a period of months. Not any more! That has hit our members very hard. The GMB Trade union Reps will advise you of ways you could save money and to get benefits which you would have to pay for. Example; Uniform Tax Allowance, if you work in uniform supplied by your employer and you clean and maintain that uniform then you are likely to be entitled to claim an additional tax allowance. Claiming several years back (6 years). https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/uniform-tax-refund/ Join the GMB and help make your place of work better. www.gmb.org.uk/join The GMB has a substantial membership at Derriford Hospital and we will continue to play an active part in representing our members. FINALLY - Don't leave it until you find yourself in trouble before you join US.
What is UnionLine? www.unionline.co.uk 1. A law firm 2. The only law firm in existence wholly owned by Trade Unions 3. Set up to provide legal services fro members and their families 4. Personal injury enquiries 5. Employment enquiries 6. settlement agreements 7. Specialist Wills & Probate Team 8. Criminal & Regulatory Service 9. Family Law Service 10. Conveyancing Services 11. FREE simple will service Unionline is part of your GMB Membership. Please use the service
During a recent H&S walk around outside Derriford Hospital GMB & Unite Reps thought these markings didn't look quite right. We would appreciate your views. consider yourself in a vehicle and as a pedestrian. Picture 4. - two lane road. - your a cyclist.
We're in mourning after the sad passing of the irreplaceable Paul Raybould on Saturday. His commitment, dedication & sense of fairness drove his life as a tireless activist to build a better world. He will be missed very much. RIP Paul Raybould (1963-2019) - Loved Forever 🧡 #TeamGMB
We are all very shocked and saddened by the passing of our Torbay GMB Branch Secretary Paul Raybould. A solid defender of everyone in Torbay and in the NHS. Condolences to Pauls family and friends. RIP Paul
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is so busy trying to sell the PM’s bad Brexit deal he’s forgotten his own constituents facing the closure of Appledore Shipyard. His failure to protect Appledore is a dereliction of duty 👇 #SaveAppledoreShipyard
GMB has consistently led the way in the past on campaigning for the repeal of S75 and we will be fully participating in this consultation. Please sign the petition and share widely on social media and across all of your networks - this affects us all, not just NHS staff. https://www.gmb.org.uk/campaign/scrap-section-75