GMB members at a Brighton hospital threaten to take industrial action after manager imposes monthly £40 pay cut


GMB members at a Brighton hospital have threatened to take strike action after their employer imposed a monthly £40 pay cut.

Graham White, director of HR for Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust, wrote to more than 1,000 health professionals giving them notice of the compulsory withdrawal of a £40 monthly recruitment and retention payment.

GMB organiser Gary Palmer said: “The Trust management has failed to consult or negotiate with us and is unilaterally implementing this change. GMB represents many of the nursing staff within the Trust and if it does not withdraw this threat of a pay cut we will consult our members on what action to take to oppose this unilateral decision.

“This is a shoddy way for Graham White and the Trust to treat health professionals within the Trust, once again making nurses pay for a debt they didn’t cause.

“The Trust has not undertaking a fair process of consultation with the GMB. Instead they sent out a letter intimidating employees into signing contract variations through the threat of job losses. This will not go unchallenged by the GMB and our members.”

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