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GMB Pay Ballot – Results

Published 28th April 2023 by GMB EMAS

GMB’s ballot on the NHS Pay Offer in England has now closed. Thank you to all members that voted.

The result was:

56% Accept
44% Reject
51% Turnout

This means that GMB members have voted to accept the pay offer. 

All health unions will declare their results formally at the NHS Staff Council on Tuesday 2nd May. If a majority have voted in favour of accepting the pay offer, Government will be notified and arrangements will start to implement the pay offer as soon as possible. We do not yet know what the response of Government will be if a majority of unions have voted to reject the offer. An update will be issued after the Staff Council next week. 

GMB’s fight to restore pay levels to what they should be had they kept up with inflation over the last decade continues. This pay offer is just the first step on that road and gives us the opportunity to secure real reform of the NHS Pay Review Body process for future pay rounds. We will also continue to campaign on issues of importance to GMB members working across the NHS and Ambulance Services.

Issues such as:

  • Ensuring you are being paid the correct rate for your job using job evaluation. 
  • Unsocial hours enhancements and arrangements. 
  • Paid breaks.
  • Retirement age for emergency service workers. 

If you would like to get more active in pursuing these campaigns as a GMB activist please email 

Rachel Harrison
GMB National Secretary for Public Services

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