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Archive: Dec 2013

  1. Inaugural Pay Talks at Royal Air Forces Association a Success

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    Following recognition last year at the Royal Air Forces Association, we entered into our first ever round of pay discussions.

    After lengthy and complex negotiations in which our GMB Reps Emily Tagg, Kath Wood and Janice Henderson pulled out all the stops on behalf of our members, they succeeded in pushing management’s offer of 1.5% up to a very credible 2.2%. This is at the very top end of pay settlements in the voluntary sector and follows a very difficult 12 months for the Association with extensive changes to working practices.

    The offer is currently out for ballot with the membership with a strong recommendation to accept.

  2. Gedling Borough Council Embrace The Living Wage 

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    On 4th November 2013 Councillor John Clarke (Leader of Council) and John Robinson (Chief Executive) announced that Gedling Borough Council proposed to introduce the Living Wage from April 2014

    “Many of you will already know what this is about- lots of organisations have already become living wage employers, committing to paying their staff at least £7.45 an hour”

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