TRANSFER YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO DIRECT DEBIT TODAY
We encourage all GMB members to transfer their membership to direct debit. This prevents your membership from lapsing should there be any issues with pay. It also makes it easier for amendments to be made if you change your contracted hours or move workplaces. You can transfer to direct debit by completing an application form with your direct debit details on and sending it to GMB, Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road, Wakefield WF1 3RN. Application forms should be available in your staff room. Or please call 0345 337 7777 and we will be happy to send one out to you. Alternatively, you can transfer to direct debit by telephone. All you need to do is speak to our Finance Department who can also be contacted on 0345 337 7777.
If you have a Workplace Representative at your store they should be able to assist you with this. Or you can contact Deanne Ferguson on 0345 337 7777 to arrange a store visit where you can complete your direct debit details and transfer your GMB membership.
ASDA TAX UNDERPAYMENT
GMB NEEDS MORE WORKPLACE REPS
The GMB is currently looking for new GMB Shop Stewards, Health and Safety Representatives and Union Learner Representatives within ASDA Stores, ASDA Living Stores and ASDA Supermarkets. GMB Representatives are entitled to paid time off to attend meetings with other ASDA Representatives and training provided by the GMB.
GMB Representatives play an important role in organising the GMB in their workplace, advising and representing members on work related issues and dealing with health and safety matters. If you are interested in putting yourself forward for one of these roles please contact Deanne Ferguson on 0345 337 7777 who will be able to provide you with more information.
BEWARE OF FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
GMB have seen an increase in disciplinary and dismissals as a result of social networking internet sites. Many of our members think that as their facebook and twitter accounts are personal, what they do with them has no affect on their employment. This is incorrect! GMB advises all of its members not to discuss anything regarding your company, workplace or colleagues on any internet site. If your employer sees you have written anything regarding any of these you may be subject to disciplinary action. If the company believe your words to be of bringing the company into disrepute, your actions can be gross misconduct and lead to your dismissal.
Remember, social networking sites can be accessed by anyone and therefore be aware of what information you disclose.
You can follow the GMB on Twitter - @gmbcampaigns
ASDA TRADING ON BOXING DAY AND NEW YEARS DAY
ASDA CHANGES TO YOUR CONTRACT
When the GMB approached ASDA about some colleagues contracts being continually changed they stated it was because of the needs of the business. They also referred to Bateman and Others v. Asda Stores Ltd which went through The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in the UK. This case was upheld and ruled that ASDA could rely on a clause in its staff handbook which reserved the right to amend various contractual terms unilaterally, including those relating to pay.
However, ASDA cannot impose these changes to your contract without your consent as this is considered to be a breach of your contract.
When faced with a situation where agreement cannot be reached your employer may decide to dismiss you and re-engage you on new terms. Before dismissing an employee in this way though ASDA need to check whether there are any extenuating circumstances justifying the employees refusal to accept the changes i.e. Health problems, caring responsibilities, etc.
If you are being forced to make changes to any part of your contract it is important to contact your Union Representative or Branch Secretary for further advice.
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