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2013 Budget Savings

Posted: 24th January 2013

The GMB attended a meeting with Strategic Human Resources, at which a discussion was held regarding the Authorities targets for budget savings for 2013.

Below is a copy of an email we subsequently received confirming the measures that are currently under consideration.


Dear Colleagues

Thanks for the positive conversation we had on Monday regarding…

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2014 Branch Meetings

Posted: 3rd January 2013

The dates have been set for the 2014 Branch Meetings

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Tuesday 8th April 2014

Tuesday 10th June June 2014

Tuesday 12th August 2014

Tuesday 14th October 2014

Tuesday 9th December 2014

All to be held in the GMB office, 2nd Floor, Bailey House

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Posted: 11th December 2012


I am sure you will be aware that the government announced earlier this year its intention to break up national pay arrangements in the public sector and move to regional pay.  You will also be aware that GMB and other unions have mounted a strong campaign to defend national…

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A Future That Works

Posted: 11th October 2012

7 Representatives from the Rotherham Branch will be Marching for a Future that Works! Why we’re marching Austerity isn’t working Our country faces long-term economic problems. But our political leaders have failed to face up to them.

For the next five years or more, unless policies change the economy will not grow, incomes will not…

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Health and Safety Cuts Wrong

Posted: 17th September 2012

GMB says that health and safety cuts are just propaganda to appease the right wing condem coalition. These cuts will not promote growth and could well lead to an increase in accidents at work and in the retail sector increase risks to the public also says GMB.

GMB commented on the Government proposals to cut…

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Front Line Service Takes a Hit

Posted: 21st August 2012

Home Care Cuts 49 Staff to go

The Enabling Service (formally Home Care) is currently under review. A review which will result in a Front Line Service loosing 30 FTE which equates to 49 members of staff.

RMBC States “The Enabling Service was established following a review of the budget, operational management and direction of…

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LGPS 2014

Posted: 13th July 2012

GMB Briefings and Member Consultation

In the last bulletin (31st May) I outlined the main elements of the proposed new LGPS 2014. GMB is committed to balloting members on this proposal and your ballot will get underway on the 23rd July and will close for counting on 17th August. Ahead of the ballot there will…

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