Graham Care and GMB Recognition Agreement
In April 2016 Graham Care signed a ground breaking recognition agreement with the GMB union.
The agreement was signed on a voluntary basis by both parties and is a recognition that the interests of residents, staff and management are best represented when staff speak with an independent voice through a recognised trade union.
Ernie Graham said “ The health and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority and GMB shares our aim to facilitate this by means of maximising opportunities for our staff, who are our most important asset. By working in collaboration with the GMB, we can benchmark ourselves against industry best practice and be more transparent and accountable to our workforce.”
Paul Maloney, GMB’s south east regional secretary, said “This is a welcoming and innovative approach to industrial relations in the care sector where funding is being cut on a yearly basis by central government and county councils. GMB is committed to working together with employers to ensure that care is fully funded from county councils and that care of the elderly and people with mental health issues does not become a Cinderella service. I look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with Graham Care.”
For GMB press release see: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/graham-care-recognition-agreement