In September the Asda Brackmills DC became the final one in the network to become a recognised GMB site. This followed months of hard work by the reps on site to increase GMB membership to a level where we were confident enough to go ahead with the ballot.
A series of briefings were given to the whole of the workforce so that they were clear what they were voting on and then the ballot ran over a two week period.
Diana Morrison, Senior GMB Rep, said “whilst the ballot was running we were confident that we would get a yes vote but we were all delighted when the result was 86% in favour of GMB recognition.”
This means that going forward Brackmills will join all of the other sites in the network in benefitting from the National Agreement that GMB has in place with Asda. Some of the policies have already been applied and Brackmills colleagues will all benefit from whatever pay award is agreed in May 2014.
Sian McClarence, Regional Organiser commented “It is long overdue that members at Brackmills receive the same benefits as those at the other Asda sites. I would just like to say a very big Thank you to the local reps and those NJC reps who have worked so hard to assist in getting to this point and, of course, to those at Brackmills who voted yes in the ballot”.