This weekend, GMB Scotland members in schools and cleansing will receive their ballot paper for strike action over the local government pay offer. After everything they’ve done and been through this year, our members know they are worth more.
Politicians have said many times during the pandemic that they value the work of our members. It’s time they put their money where their mouth is. Today we launch an industrial action ballot of schools & cleansing workers after rejecting the COSLA pay offer. We are worth more.
Last week, GMB Scotland met with some of Islay's whisky workers looking to organise their workplace and campaign to #MakeWorkBetter. GMB members across Scotland are campaigning to improve pay and conditions and to secure the future of the whisky industry for generations to come.
Our union has lost a great fighter today. A strong, decent and courageous wee woman from Glasgow, never afraid to stand up to the boss or to fight to defend democracy and decency in the union. RIP Cathy Murphy.