GMB Scotland can confirm that we have NOT agreed to any changes to Special Leave, Adverse Weather, and Attendance Management polices with the council. GMB have called for a meeting with the Council this week and ask that the implementation stops. We will not agree to our members suffering any detriment to their Terms and Conditions or changes being brought in through the back door. GMB will not agree for the Council to remove the key Scottish provisions which are basic provisions that constitute a standard throughout Scotland.
It’s very hot at the moment and right now there are no laws to properly protect working people from the heat 🥵🌡 We’re calling for a maximum working temperature to be enshrined in law because nobody should have to work in unsafe temperatures 👇
GMB Scotland in Local Government – 93% Acceptance of COSLA Pay Offer Following the close of our consultative ballot and subsequent count conducted by your reps yesterday in Glasgow, we can confirm that 93 per cent of GMB members voted to accept the offer, which delivers the following: 2018/19 - increase of 3.5 per cent (capped at £80,000, on or above which a flat rate of £1600 will apply) 2019/20 - an increase of 3 per cent. 2020/21 - an increase of 3 per cent. Your 2018/19 increase will be fully backdated to April 1st 2018. GMB will work with your employer to ensure you receive your backdated entitlement as soon as practically possible. The deal consolidates the living wage, ensures an increase of 6.5 per cent this year (3.5 per cent for 2018 plus 3 per cent for 2019), and the value of this deal is greater than what was implemented in NHS Scotland. These negotiations have been long and difficult and I would like to thank you for your participation and patience over the last year. Through our previous ballots we faced down a pay imposition and a further offer that continued to ignore the lowest paid. Last year COSLA said that their first offer was their only offer, so be in no doubt that without your efforts this deal would have been of less value to the front-line staff who need it most. I want to stress to you that our work is never done. Local government faces significant challenges in the face of Brexit uncertainty, continued austerity on our budgets and attacks on the terms and conditions of front-line staff and their services. Campaigning is a constant action for us and the defence of your interests does not start and stop with pay negotiations. Whether it’s fighting attacks on the pay of home carers in Dundee or tackling workplace abuse of school support staff in Aberdeenshire, our work continues.
GMB Scotland is hiring! We're looking to recruit TWO new Support Workers - one to work out of our office in Leith and one out of GMB Scotland head office in Glasgow. This is an exciting and varied job. The successful candidates will be an integral part of a small team, helping to develop trade union campaigns and build GMB Scotland. For a copy of the job description and an application pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We surveyed our Pupil Support Assistants in Aberdeenshire Council. ❌ > 90% have been on the receiving end of abuse. ❌ > 80% have received no training on how to report incidents. ❌ > 75% have had no feedback on incidents they have reported. Schools must be safe places of work, and we cannot sit back and normalise violence and aggression.
Branch Meeting dates for 2019 Venue: Ellon Community Campus,Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Times: 2.00pm to 3.00pm Saturday 23rd February 2019 Saturday 25th May 2019 Saturday 31st August 2019 Saturday 30th November 2019 All branch members are welcome to attend.