Often during industrial disputes, the GMB Union make a claim that the other side don’t want to meet them. We do want to meet them.
We have already met them and earlier this week offered to meet them again, in person today, in Eastbourne.
GMB Union representative, Mark Turner has also said that meetings online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams are not suitable because of his visual impairment. We have offered telephone conference calls, but Mr Turner has also said that calls are not suitable.
Our offers to meet online and over the telephone are in large part due to guidance on working from home and the risk posed by increasing Omicron infections.
However, we will meet in person with Mr Turner if that is the only option open to him and welcome him to Eastbourne as soon as he is available.