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Strike Threat At Dumfries Manufacturer Over Pay-Cut Imposition On Key Workers
Hundreds of workers at Gates Power Transmission, who have maintained full production throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, will be balloted for industrial action over their employer’s attempts to impose real terms cuts on pay and conditions...
GMB Union Elects Gary Smith As New General Secretary
We will be different, we will be better and we will win together, says new GMB General Secretary Gary Smith...
Joint Offshore Trade Unions Media Release
Offshore unions launch consultative ballot for industrial action over safety inspector pay cuts...
Overtime Ban Underway At Whisky Giant Chivas Ahead Of Crunch Pay Talks
A continuous overtime ban has been implemented this morning (Wednesday 26 May) by GMB members across Chivas operations in response to the whisky and spirits giant’s pay freeze plan for workers in Scotland...
UK Government Solid Support Vessel Contract Competition
Following the UK Government’s launch of its competition for the manufacture of three solid support ships, GMB Scotland has warned Defence Secretary Ben Wallace MP to “learn the lessons” of lost manufacturing contracts to the rest of the world, and ensure the vessels are built in yards across Britain....
GMB Scotland Media Calling Notice: “Our Factory, Our Future.” McVitie’s Tollcross Demo
“Our factory, Our Future” – McVitie’s workers demo in fight for jobs and investment...
Grid Decarbonisation Challenge Exposes Need For New Nuclear In Scotland
Responding this morning (Thursday 20 May) to the UK’s nuclear, wind and solar industries joint call for urgent action to “jumpstart grid decarbonisation” against the backdrop of rising grid emissions (see Notes to Editors), GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith...
GMB Scotland Press for Proper Employment Status for HM Coastguard Rescue Workers
GMB Scotland press for proper employment status for 2,800 HM coastguard rescue workers in over 300 rescue stations around the UK...
GMB Scotland Welcomes Which? Cash Friendly Pledge
GMB Scotland Welcomes Which? Cash Friendly Pledge - A Boost For Cash Transit Workers And Local Communities ...
McVitie’s Tollcross Closure Proposal Latest
GMB says pladis has questions to answer over public funding, and warns politicians ‘road to recovery’ must run through Tollcross...