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GMB Members Vote to Strike


Following a full industrial action ballot which resulted in a 3-to-1 vote by GMB members to take strike action, GMB has called an gmbpicketofficial strike on 10 July involving local government and schools members. All members being asked to take part in the strike will receive a letter notifying them. Along with other unions including teachers, the strike on 10 July could involve up to 2 million working people taking action together, which would make it the second biggest strike ever.

We are striking because once again we have been offered a very low pay rise and the employers have refused to negotiate or even talk to us about it. We suggested using ACAS arbitration but the employers refused that too. We would rather negotiate than strike but the employers leave us no choice.

It’s now up to all of us together to make 10 July the biggest SHOUT for local government and school staff that anyone has ever heard. Join the strike and join up with your colleagues by contacting your GMB branch or local office.

And if you have any work colleagues not in the GMB they can join before 10 July to take part. The more we are, the stronger we are.

Let’s make 10 July the day we fought back.

Posted: 30th June 2014

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