Firstly, welcome to your new role.
As you will be aware, the Pay Deal for NHS England and Ambulance Service workers was accepted recently by all trade unions, except the GMB. We are writing to you to explain why GMB members voted to reject the Framework Agreement on the reform of the Agenda for Change and why we are now conducting a consultative ballot of our members as to what our next steps in this campaign for fair pay and secure terms will be.
GMB held a pay conference on 20thMarch 2018 and after a full and frank discussion, the Conference agreed to recommend to GMB Union members that they vote to reject the 2018 Agreement. The Conference consisted of GMB representatives from every part of England, and included Nurses and Senior Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Administrators, Laboratory staff, Catering, Domestic and Porter staff, as well as Ambulance Technicians and Paramedics.
87% of GMB members voted overwhelmingly to reject the pay offer and made it very clear why they are opposed to the deal. A summary of the main reasons can be found below…
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