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STRIKE – GMB Industrial Action Ballot – Result

NHS PAY BALLOTS 2022 RESULT LETTER

RESULT OF BALLOT

To:      GMB MEMBERS AT University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 

Date: 30th November 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 Section 231
Industrial Action Ballot at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
NHS Pay Award 2022/2023 

The results of this ballot for industrial action are:

Question: Are you prepared to take part in strike action?

The number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot – 885

The number of votes cast in the ballot – 228

The number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question – 196

The number of individuals answering “No” to the question – 22

The number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned – 10

Votes cast in the ballot as a % of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot – 25.76%

The number of votes cast in the ballot is not at least 50% of the number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot

“Yes” votes as a % of individuals who were entitled to vote – 22.15%

The number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question /is not at least 40% of the number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot.

Question: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action short of a strike?

The number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot – 885

The number of votes cast in the ballot – 228

The number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question – 205

The number of individuals answering “No” to the question – 11The number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned – 12

Votes cast in the ballot as a % of individuals who were entitled to vote – 25.76%

The number of votes cast in the ballot is not at least 50% of the number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot

“Yes” votes as a % of individuals who were entitled to vote – 23.16%

The number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question is not at least 40% of the number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot.

I am now consulting further as to our next steps.

Yours Sincerely

Adie Baker
GMB Senior Organiser

 

So for example, if 100 members are eligible to vote and are sent a ballot paper. For the ballot mandate to be achieved, a majority have to vote, and a majority of those have to vote for action. But in Public Service Professions, at least 40% of those eligible to vote, must cast their votes in favour of action.

100 ballot papers issued – 51+ have to vote, and 26+ have to vote for action.

Public Services – 40+ would have to vote in favour of action.

 

You will be asked about two forms of action on your ballot paper:

What happens after the ballot closes?

Once the ballot closes, the votes will be counted by Civica and GMB will be notified of the results. These results will then be notified to you and to your employer.

If mandates for industrial action have been achieved, your Regional NHS Teams, the NHS National Advisory Group and National Ambulance Committees will consider the results and determine the next steps. We will also consult other health unions regarding their results.

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