Pensions Ballot Result

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Dear Colleagues,

May we thank all those GMB members who participated in the recent consultative ballot on pensions.

The results of the ballot are:

Q1- Do you agree with some for of Industrial Action on pensions?

Yes 85%
No 15%

Q2 – Do you agree with the company imposition on pensions?

Yes 10%
No 90%

The result is overwhelming to reject the company imposition of its proposals. The result is overwhelming that allows the GMB to conduct a full legal ballot for industrial action if it is felt we need to do so.

GMB and Unite (who already have a similar mandate) have written to the company asking for a further meeting to persuade them not to undertake this course of action.

The joint unions will keep members informed and updated.

May I thank all GMB activists for their assistance in getting the vote out to GMB members.

Yours sincerely


Mick Rix
National Officer