Still a few days until Christmas. Over the 2 week festive period some Reps may be off work. The GMB Branch office at Derriford Hospital on level 9 will be CLOSED from 21st December to 3rd January. GMB Reps will still be available during their working hours to advise you. contact details are available on the Branch website www.gmb-plymouth-health.com IF your situation is very URGENT the Branch secretary will be available to advise you. Routine messages can be left on 01752 439274 - these will be recorded and replied to as soon as possible. Merry Christmas!
Very successful recruitment day in Cornwall today. Treliske Hospital was the host. Thanks Royal Cornwall for allowing us to use the space in the Restaurant. Thanks to Ed, Theresa and Helen Some interesting conversations with Ambulance members. More Cornwall recruitment days early in the New year.
NHS – CLOSURE OF BAND 1 ***CALLING ALL GMB MEMBERS ON BAND ONE JOB ROLES*** The NHS Pay Award and Framework Agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change which has now been implemented, will directly affect NHS staff currently performing Band 1 job roles. Your employer should now be starting the conversation with you about the process. The Agreement provides: “The NHS Staff Council will agree a framework to support and encourage provider organisations to upskill roles currently in Band 1 to Band 2 roles. This exercise should be completed by 31 March 2021, in line with a process that will be agreed by the NHS Staff Council.” GMB members are entitled to trade union representation and we need to know who you are. Further guidance will be issued shortly on the process and your rights. Please contact your local GMB Rep today to discuss this. We want to ensure that all GMB members have a voice in this process. • Do you have any concerns about the closure of Band 1 and how it will affect you? If so, please speak with your GMB rep or email NHS@gmb.org.uk Not in a trade union? Join GMB today for protection at work: www.gmb.org.uk/join Do you want to be a GMB Rep? Email NHS@gmb.org.uk
PRESS RELEASE: Free Film showing of ‘Belonging’ to Celebrate 150 Years of Trades Unions achievements. Cornwall Trades Council are hosting a free film showing and celebration food, to Commemorate 150 years of workers achievements in the UK. Zoe Fox speaking on their behalf said ’’ One and all are welcome to the Birthday party event, we will show the film ‘belonging’. There will be cake, party food and a licenced bar’’. This will run from 6pm on Saturday Nov 10th at the Railway Tavern Truro. Events are being held nationally to commemorate the founding of the TUC-Trades Union Congress. ‘Mark Newman Secretary of Cornwall trades Council said ’’Trades Councils have worked together in the last 150 years to win the Concessions we take for granted like an 8 hour day, weekends, paid holidays, maternity pay and equal pay for women to name a few. It is so important to recognise this and to belong to a trades Union where you can. This event celebrates all that Unions have achieved and will also highlight the Campaigns we have today, with free food and a party atmosphere ’’. The film ‘Belonging’-sub-titled, ‘the truth behind the headlines’ tells the tale of 3 important industrial disputes and has won major awards. A special licence has been obtained to show the film at the Railway Tavern on Sat 10th Nov from 6pm. Earlier in the day, from1-3pm Cornwall Trades Council will hold an information stall on Lemon Quay in Truro promoting the event and giving away ‘birthday cake’. Cornwall trades Council are very active with several up to date campaigns; demanding better/equal pay in Cornwall, as working people here are paid on average £100/week less for the same work as in other parts of the UK. The Trades council are also supporting action to ‘Halt Universal Credit’. The new system is in chaos, causing hardship and suffering to working families all over the UK. A protest against Universal credit which has hit some families by £200/month will be held on Sat Dec 1st on Lemon Quay. Zoe Fox added: ‘Young people in particular, suffer from insecure work and contracts as well as bullying at work, belonging to a Union is the best way to protect yourself and get the support and information you need to defend your rights. Everyone is welcome to come and watch a great film, chat and have a bite to eat with like-minded people at the Railway Tavern Truro, just next to the railway station, Sat 10th Nov, from 6pm.
GMB Health Branch Officers and Local Reps will be on site at Treliske Hospital (Cornwall) on Saturday 24th November 2018. If you are in the area or at work in the hospital on the day please pop in and see us. Become a GMB Trade Union member on the day or join today online www.gmb.org.uk/join