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4th March NHS National Demonstration

In NHS by GMB x54 Communications

Our National Health Service is at breaking point. On the backdrop of continued cuts and closures, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS. Continued pay restraint has since the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery vacancies in NHS England alone. Theresa …

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Further Strike Dates – Mixed Fleet Unite

In #AirlinesOfGreed, #BALowPayNoWay, #BeFairBA, Mixed Fleet by GMB x54 Communications

Unite the Union have announced further strike dates for its members in BA mixed fleet cabin crew. The latest strike is due to take place on 19th January for 72 hours. In a previous article, the GMB union offered support and solidarity in their fight against poverty pay. Several GMB members attended the picket lines during the 48-hour strike action …

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Unite Mixed Fleet Dispute

In #AirlinesOfGreed, #BALowPayNoWay, #ToFlyToStarve, Mixed Fleet by GMB x54 Communications

Unite union members in Mixed Fleet have rejected the latest offer from BA. The company are now allowing non-union members the offer to be paid by the end of January. While the GMB is not involved in this dispute, we stand in solidarity with Mixed Fleet Unite members. This is a clear case of BA attempting to undermine the union …

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Mixed Fleet Strike Suspended

In #AirlinesOfGreed, #BALowPayNoWay by GMB x54 Communications

Unite the union has confirmed that Christmas and Boxing Day strikes by Mixed Fleet cabin crew have been suspended, following a revised offer from British Airways. The revised offer will now be put to their members. While the GMB is not involved in this dispute, we would like to again highlight the strength of feeling among all BA staff and the …

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Mixed Fleet Strike

In #AirlinesOfGreed, #BALowPayNoWay, #thinkbeforeyourvolunteer by GMB x54 Communications

Recent BA Mixed Fleet Crew demonstration over poverty pay The BA Mixed Fleet Crew ballot from our sister union, Unite, closed on 14th December with an overwhelming 79.5% support for industrial action. The company has already announced to our members that further leave slots won’t be forthcoming at present, due to the risk of any action. Remember, the company love …

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Merry Christmas & Thanks

In Merry Christmas by GMB x54 Communications

On behalf of all the reps at Branch x54, we would like to wish our members, and their family, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. We would also like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2016. Our yearly e-card is available here.

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December & Duty Rep

In Duty Rep by GMB x54 Communications

December brings about the seasonal restrictions on our duty rep coverage. As it currently stands the company have allowed us the following: 1st – 23rd December Duty Rep Covered 24th – 27th December NO DUTY REP 28th – 31st December Duty Rep Covered 1st January NO DUTY REP 2nd January onwards Duty Rep Covered Duty rep coverage may get pulled depending on operational requirements, and …

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Returning iPADs

In A Scale, HCS 2012, iPad, Team Manager, TRC, TRM by GMB x54 Communications

An email was sent out recently about returning iPads to replace the O2 sim cards. Please avoid doing this UNLESS the company has given you a specific task to do it. No one should be doing this on a break or in their own time. The company has decided to change their contract, so it is their duty to ensure staff …