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LOCAL GOVERNMENT – PAY BALLOT UPDATE

Posted: 21st April 2021

Dear Member,

COSLA Pay Ballot – Count me in It’s time to vote

It is extremely important that all union members within Local Government return their ballot by Thursday this week.  You will have received an email with a link to cast your ballot in the COLSA Local Government Pay negotiations.  GMB Scotland is a…

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EDUCATION – PSA UPDATE

Posted: 11th March 2021

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PSA Job Evaluation Update

Let me start by thanking all those who have completed our recent workplace questionnaire around the role of the PSA we have started to process this information.

Aberdeen City Council have indicated that it’s been some time since they last reviewed this post nearly 10 years, and it is…

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STUC – UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL IN SCOTLAND

Posted: 5th March 2021

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Free School Meals Online Rally

Thursday 11th March is international school meals day. Last week the STUC Women’s Committee launched its campaign for Expanding Universal Free School Meals for all children and young people of primary school, secondary school and nursery age.

Expanding Universal Free School Meals will not only help combat hunger…

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT – PAY CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Posted: 25th February 2021

Dear GMB Member,

In December we submitted our pay demands into COSLA for all local government workers from April 2021 onwards.

Our demands were about making sure you were rewarded for the work done throughout this pandemic to keep this country running.  Whether it’s caring for our most vulnerable, ensuring our schools are clean and…

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EDUCATION – IS YOUR SCHOOL SAFE?

Posted: 25th February 2021

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Is Your School Safe?  

GMB Scotland is the union for school support staff, but we need more members to join and support our campaigning activities across the country. We are the union of cleaners, clerical and catering staff, janitors, early years, and pupil support assistants.

GMB members know full well that schools have been open throughout this…

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EDCUATION РNATIONAL UPDATE 

Posted: 25th February 2021

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GMB Scotland in Education Update 

GMB Scotland has issued a letter to the Scottish Government calling for the priority vaccinations of all school support staff across Scotland.  We have been consistent, that if the Scottish Government want to return children and young people, this can be done with a priority vaccination programme…

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EDUCATION РCOVID-19 VACCINATIONS PETITION LAUNCH

Posted: 4th February 2021

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GMB SCOTLAND – PRIORITISE ALL SCHOOL, CHILDCARE AND FACILITIES STAFF FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS PETITION LAUNCH – https://bit.ly/3oFLOLP

It was extremely disappointing that the First Minister did little to address your workplace concerns when she announced that schools would be returning later this month.   

This is unacceptable when over 1200 GMB members from across the…

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EDUCATION – “WHAT ABOUT US, NICOLA?” CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Posted: 3rd February 2021

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“What about Us, Nicola?” Update

GMB Scotland have submitted the ‘What about Us, Nicola’ open letter to the First Minister in advance of any announcement this afternoon about the return of schooling across the country.

The Scottish Government need to understand and value your commitment to keeping schools open throughout the pandemic.

Something that is sadly lacking from Scottish Ministers, and we know…

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EDUCATION – “WHAT ABOUT US, NICOLA?” CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Posted: 26th January 2021

Dear GMB Member

GMB School All members / Branch Secretaries
Update

Following the Scottish Governments announcement, that schools across Scotland will remain closed until mid-February, your union has continued to lobby the Scottish Government and COLSA regarding testing and vaccinations for all school-based staff, not just teachers.

We want workplace testing for all school-based staff, vaccinations programme rolled out for all school-based staff and…

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