GMB Southern Region have met with Tan Dhesi, MP for Slough, to discuss Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust's proposals to privatise our members' jobs and services by the back door, by setting up a “Wholly Owned Subsidiary” - which means a private company in the NHS. This will drive down the pay and terms & conditions of NHS workers!
GMB is again calling on Malcolm Thorpe, owner of Bembridge Harbour to open the accounts up to public scrutiny. Here's a handy song to remind Mr Thorpe what he needs to do. SHOW US THE BOOKS! https://youtu.be/h22AOJTL_aI
We are outside Manor Green School in Maidenhead today speaking to parents and the press about the schools proposals to cut teaching assistant pay- not only will our members have a significant pay cut but they are very worried about the impact on the vulnerable kids in the school who depend on these teaching assistants
I was inspired by the turnout yesterday at the 'Hands Off Moulsecoomb Primary School' public meeting at their school opposing an academisation order placed on the school. Looking around that room last night I saw parents, touched by how much this school has done for their children and fearful of what a multi-academy trust would mean for them, determined to fight against the privatisation of their school. I saw teachers who work tirelessly and are so invested in providing the best possible education to our kids, determined to fight against the privatisation of their school. I saw Councillors, Trade Unionists and activists, all determined to fight against the privatisation of their school. I am determined to fight with all of you. It is only as a community, working together, that we can win this fight, and last night that is exactly what I saw. Our community, coming together to stand up for our kids, stand up for our teachers and stand up for our school. This Tory government has produced swingeing funding cuts to Moulescoomb Primary School to the tune of £595 per pupil since 2015/16, and it is now trying to wrest the school out of local control, out of the control of parents and the local authority, and into the hands of a Multi-Academy Trust – unaccountable to the local community. We must put a stop to the forced academisation of our school, and indeed all schools, and we must work together to achieve that aim.
We’re outside St George’s Hospital in Tooting this morning, protesting against proposed cuts to Mitie staff that will lead to cleaners serving meals. We urge Mitie to enter a meaningful consultation with us. If you’re in Tooting, come and show your support to our members!