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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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GMB INDUSTRIAL ACTION UPDATE – 9th May 2019

Posted: 21st May 2019

The Convenors from both DC’s have now met with GMB National and Regional Officers and have finalised the finer details of the ballot and how it will be conducted.

It has been collectively agreed that National office will be conducting the administration and that both sites will be balloted as one entity.

There are certain…

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GMB UPDATE – INDUSTRIAL ACTION – 1st May 2019

Posted: 21st May 2019

As per previous communication, a further meeting was arranged for today in relation to the frequency of weekend working and has now concluded.

The company reiterated their wish to work with GMB collaboratively on behalf of its members to resolve the current dispute and presented their final proposal that they hoped would achieve this.

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PAY TALKS UPDATE – April 2019

Posted: 21st May 2019

Dear Colleagues

Further talks with Wilko took place on Thursday 11th April in Worksop.
Management gave GMB national reps a business update and during the latter stages of negotiations Wilko put forward an offer for those currently earning more than National Living Wage (NLW) and team members below the age of 25.
The…

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