Dear GMB Member,
GMB’s ballot on the NHS Pay Offer in England has now closed. Thank you to all members that voted.
The result was:
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.
GMBs 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.
- Overtime at enhanced rates, not bank rates.
- Free car parking.
- 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 NHS@gmb.org.uk
GMB National Secretary for Public Services
Posted: 28th April 2023