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ABSENCE / SICK PAY – JANUARY 2021

Posted: 28th January 2021

GMB has informed Wilko that if these draconian measures go ahead, they face a ballot for industrial action

High street retailer Wilko has ‘rewarded’ its keyworker heroes by cutting their sick pay, GMB has said.

The discount high street chain remained open throughout the pandemic thanks to the hard work and dedication of their employees…

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PAY SURVEY 2021

Posted: 14th January 2021

The annual pay survey is now live and runs until 29th January 2021.

Please contact your local GMB representative, the GMB office on 01909 505589 or branch@gmbwilkow57.org.uk to find how to have your say.

 

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RETAIL BULLETIN – JANUARY 2021

Posted: 14th January 2021

FAO ALL GMB MEMBERS WILKO STORES

Dear Member,

Following a meeting with Wilko Senior Management we have been informed of a number of proposed changes within the Wilko stores.

The proposals are as follows:

• Removal of the Assistant Manager role where sales aren’t high enough to need two senior managers. There’ll be another Team…

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DC’s BALLOT RESULT – JANUARY 2021

Posted: 14th January 2021

WILKO DC1 AND DC2 GMB BALLOT RESULT

FAO GMB MEMBERS IN WILKO DC1 AND DC2

Following the talks between Wilko and the GMB over the DC modernisation and the proposed changes to members’ terms and conditions of employment and the ballot of members at both DCs, the result of the GMB ballot is a 56%…

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WEEKEND WORKING DISPUTE – 11th June 2019

Posted: 11th June 2019

Dear Colleagues,

GMB has been in talks with Wilko to try to resolve the weekend working dispute. Throughout these negotiations we’ve stressed that GMB members want less weekend working and there needs to be an immediate improvement in the rota’s.

Wilko have not been able to commit to this.

What Wilko have said is they’re…

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UPDATE – 7th June 2019

Posted: 9th June 2019

We wanted to give an update in regards to the ongoing weekend working dispute at both DCs as we are fully aware of the frustration with how long the process is taking and this has been relayed to the GMB National Officer.

At both DCs the teams have been waiting while some last minute dialogue…

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7 DAY UPDATE – 6th June 2019

Posted: 6th June 2019

Firstly, apologies for the delay in providing this latest update. Circumstances outside of the DC1 team’s control have prevented this landing earlier this week, however following discussions with our Regional Officer, Jon Smith, we are now able to provide this update.

Following the commitment made by Wilko to achieving 1 in 3 weekends for all…

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PAY OFFER 2019

Posted: 3rd June 2019

WILKO PAY CLAIM 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Since the last GMB pay update in April we’ve had two further meetings with Wilko and an improved and final offer has been tabled by the company. The GMB negotiating team believe this is the best offer that can be achieved through negotiations and we will be balloting GMB…

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QUICK UPDATE – 24th May 2019

Posted: 25th May 2019

Today, GMB had further discussions with Wilko to resolve the current DC weekend dispute.

GMB felt that further progress has been made and are now awaiting confirmation minutes to be sent for us to review.

Once received and confirmed we will communicate to DC GMB members via post and social media next week at the…

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7 DAY UPDATE – 23rd May 2019

Posted: 25th May 2019

The company have met with GMB this week in a last ditch attempt to avert a ballot for industrial action and reach a consensus in regard to 7 day deliveries and the frequency of weekend working for DC members.

GMB again acknowledged Wilko’s need/desire to deliver to stores across 7 days however GMB also reaffirmed…

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