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Stress in the workplace

Posted: 19th January 2022

Your union would like to hear your views around what provision your employer has in place to support you managing stress within the workplace. We are concerned that many public sector employers like Aberdeenshire Council are not managing stress within the workplace which is a health and safety concern for our members. Dealing with the impact of Covid-19 has…

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FLEXIBLE WORKING PROJECT – CONSULTATION UPDATE

Posted: 2nd June 2021

Dear member,

Flexible Working Consultation

GMB Representatives along with other trade unions met with roads and landscape management yesterday morning to discuss the two main projects that are currently underway within your service area.

The first project that was discussed was the proposed standardisation of timesheet processing and other departmental backroom operational functionalities.

A project team…

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FLEXIBLE WORKING PROJECT – 21 DAY CONSULTATION

Posted: 26th May 2021

Dear member,

Aberdeenshire council has started a formal 21 day consultation in regards to the removal of seasonal hours working across various service areas.

As your union, we would like to hear your views on the council’s proposal.  Aberdeenshire Council has stated that this information will be circulated to all employees for their consideration.  If…

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FLEXIBLE WORKING PROJECT – FORMAL CONSULTATION

Posted: 14th May 2021

Dear member,

Your union has been made aware that Aberdeenshire Council intends to start formal consultation with unions and the wider workforce around changes to seasonal hours.

GMB Scotland is a member led union that will always consult with its member around workplace changes.

As such once the council’s position via a business case has…

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FLEXIBLE WORKING PROJECT UPDATE

Posted: 11th May 2021

Dear Member,

I have formally written to Aberdeenshire Council asking them to withdraw RLWS Flexible Working Project with immediate effect due to the lack of formal consultation with your union and the wider workforce.

I have received confirmation this morning that the project has indeed been withdrawn for the foreseeable future this is a clear…

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EDUCATION – WHAT ABOUT US NICOLA CAMPAIGN

Posted: 15th January 2021

Dear member,

‘What about us Nicola’

GMB Scotland have written to Cllr Stephen McCabe COSLA Spokesperson for Children and Young People highlighting the shambolic situation across Scotland within our schools.  

Clearly, the safety of Scotland’s forgotten workforce of school cleaners, clerical and catering staff,…

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Obituary

Posted: 25th November 2020

Sadly we have to report the sad news that Sandy Mann, a stalwart of the branch, GMB and the wider trade union movement passed away last month. Sandy served as equalities officer for the branch for a number of years and regularly represented the branch at GMB and ATUC meetings.

Sandys enthusiastic debates and sense…

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