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Free ICT Training

Posted: 7th May 2014

GMB are offering Free ICT training. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

There will be several groups run at once to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to gain the qualification.

The commitment from any individual is to attend 1 session per week for 8 weeks this includes the initial…

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Standing up for Disabled Workers

Posted: 14th March 2014

As part of the budget process RMBC have targeted disabled employees and have decided to introduce charges for blue badge holders who use the car park at Riverside House.

These employees have no choice on where they park if they wish to attend work.

The GMB believe that charging for a ‘reasonable adjustment’ to…

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Ballot Results

Posted: 26th February 2014

Following the consultation exercise with members relating to the proposed changes to Terms and Conditions at Rotherham Council, you will be aware that a consultative ballot of the membership was conducted.

The results are 2 /1 in favour of acceptance.

This result gives the authority to the branch officers to enter into a…

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TEACHING ASSISTANTS DO ADD VALUE IN SCHOOLS

Posted: 20th February 2014

GMB WELCOME REPORT FROM EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION THAT SHOWS THAT TEACHING ASSISTANTS DO ADD VALUE IN SCHOOLS

This report confirms that teaching assistants can improve literacy and numeracy skills when they are deployed well says GMB

GMB, the union for school support staff, commented on new research by Education Endowment Foundation which shows that teaching…

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY CLAIM 2014

Posted: 14th February 2014

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS SHOW CONTEMPT FOR STAFF OVER PAY NEGOTIATIONS

The national employers for local government had arranged to meet GMB and the other trade unions tomorrow, 14 February, to make an offer for the 2014 pay rise. However they have decided to cancel that meeting for reasons that show utter contempt and disrespect for…

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Budget Proposals

Posted: 29th January 2014

As you may be aware Trade Unions have been involved in negotiations with RMBC regarding the budget difficulties.

No package of cuts to terms and conditions can be viewed as a good deal.  Your terms and conditions have been hard fought over many years and it is unlikely that any cuts will be reversed. …

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Budget Consultation Meetings

Posted: 13th January 2014

The branch have arranged a series of meetings to discuss the Authority’s proposed savings from terms & conditions.

Every member is urged to attend one of the meetings and Managers will be notified that GMB members should be afforded the opportunity to attend one of the consultation sessions.

 

Venue: Bailey House,…

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