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Pay Award 2021

Posted: 17th August 2020

During September, we will be consulting members on next years pay claim. Due to the current conditions, this will be conducted electronically and by zoom meetings. To ensure that you can have your say, please ensure your contact details and your permissions are up to date. This can be done either through the branch on…

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SCOTLAND EQUALITY FORUM RESOURCES TOOLKIT

Posted: 27th April 2020

 

 

Equality Resources Information – Safe at Home

At this challenging time, when we are all asked to stay indoors, family pressures, worries and anxiety can affect us in so many different ways.

Should you feel you or a family member or a work colleague. needs assistance or just someone to talk to, please…

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SOCIAL CARE

Posted: 16th April 2020

Dear Colleagues

Covid-19

Our employees and Shop Stewards have been at the forefront of the battle over PPE and Safe Systems of work. I am humbled by all to work that is going on and I pay tribute to the courage of all our members who have had the courage to speak out about the…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SOCIAL CARE WORKERS

Posted: 8th April 2020

An important update for all of our frontline social care members.

GMB has always been clear that as professional workers you should make the choice as to whether you wear a mask when caring for your clients, and you should have the available resources to allow for you to make that decision.

Following our meeting…

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SOCIAL CARE MEMBERS

Posted: 7th April 2020

Dear Colleague,

 

GMB Scotland Social Care 

 

Thank you for the hard work and dedication you have shown to supporting members during this pandemic. Together GMB Scotland is making a difference, last week we got the Scottish Government & Health Protection Scotland to update their PPE guidance for social care so…

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FAQ’s Fife Council

Posted: 30th March 2020

 

1. Should I attend my workplace?

Following the Government’s announcement that only essential travel is now allowed, you should only be attending if you are undertaking essential work.  If you are not currently undertaking essential work you should stay at home and work from home if you can.  If you are in an essential job…

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FAQ’s from Cosla. Lengthy read.

Posted: 27th March 2020

 

*Throughout this document there is a live link to the NHS Inform website that you can click on at any time. Local Government Employee FAQs version 1 27.3.20
General
1. Am I a key worker?
Please see the advice from Scottish Government
https://news.gov.scot/news/supporting-coronavirus-key-workers
If in any doubt if you…

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OFFICE CLOSURE

Posted: 27th March 2020

Following advice from the Government, the Branch office is now closed. Emails are being monitored remotely. You can contact us on GMB.fife@fife.gov.uk or on 07717215348/07867324248. This may take time but we will get back to you.

 

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Posted: 27th February 2020

Dear Colleague,

GMB Scotland In Local Government – Coronavirus Update

You will have seen all the news surrounding Coronavirus and I have written to COSLA to ask that guidance is put out to remind councils and employees the provisions in the COSLA redbook which states:

8.7 Infectious Diseases

​An employee who is prevented from attending…

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Polling

Posted: 23rd January 2020

Dear Colleagues

Polling of Members

Over the past few years we have regularly carried out polling of members. The polling is very important and it has helped the Scottish Committee shape our approach to policy in Scotland.

We are currently carrying out a further poll of members. The poll is carried out by a…

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