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GMB Demands Carillion Get Back Round The Negotiating Table

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

GMB Demands Carillion Get Back Round The Table To Negotiate Pay

Our members find this situation intolerable  and just want justice says GMB

GMB has called for pay negotiations to restart for GMB members working in prisons for Carillion under contract by the Government. The employer cancelled a meeting in September to resolve the issue and has since ignored requests from the union for an alternative date.

An ‘in principle’ agreement was reached to increase pay by 1.35% which would be backdated to 1 April 2016 and Carillion requested time to get the proposal ratified by their board before presenting it to members for their approval on Thursday 29 September. Carillion has since cancelled the meeting and has failed to offer alternative dates. 

GMB has been in talks with Carillion for a number of months in an attempt to reach an agreement regarding pay for members. The pay award was due 1 April 2016. 

The employer originally offered a one-off lump sum amounting to 2% yearly salary for some staff while others would receive only a 1% increase. GMB considered that lump sum pay offers do not move members’ salaries forward and that there was no need for Carillion to stick to the 1% government cap on public sector pay. 

Kevin Brandstatter, GMB National Office said:

"GMB members find this situation intolerable and just want justice.  A private company, profiting from a potentially lucrative contract with the Government must get back around the negotiating table and reach agreement with the unions."

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Contact: Kevin Brandstatter on 07813 207374 or GMB press office on 07958 156 846 or press.office@gmb.org.uk

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