GMB Members in Reigate & Banstead Borough Council undertake strike ballot over pay
GMB considers that the Council's pay claim is not good enough, especially taking in to account that some staff were on a previous 3 year pay freeze.
GMB, the Trade Union for staff at Reigate and Banstead Council, had been negotiating pay with the Council since November 2020 for all staff. GMB members rejected a full and final offer of 1.3% in favour to undertake a full strike ballot, all staff within the Council now have the opportunity to take part providing they are GMB members.
The ballot opened on Monday 15th February and is set to run until 1st March 2021.
If any Reigate and Banstead member of staff wishes to join, they can legally do so and be included in a ballot no matter where they work within the council. The only requirement is they have to be an employee of the council.
Paul Grafton, GMB Regional Organiser said: "The claim GMB submitted to the Council was a reasonable one, especially taking in to account that some staff were on a previous 3 year pay freeze.
"The Council are stating that they are offering a better deal that other local authorities and seem to be quite happy to race to the bottom when it comes to staff pay."
An outcome of the ballot will be supplied to the Council on 1st March.
To join online, go to www.gmb.org.uk/join
Contact: Paul Grafton 07714239092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org