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‘Scandal Hit’ Prisoner Custody Contractor Cancels 100 Trade Union Memberships Over Pay And Conditions Dispute
Over 100 Prisoner Custody Officers (PCO’s) have had their trade union memberships cancelled by their employer GeoAmey Scotland, as a dispute over pay and working conditions badly deteriorates....
Mossmorran Gas Plant Walkout Resolved After Positive Discussions
Responding to this afternoon’s (Thursday 20 February) developments concerning the workforce walkout at Mossmorran gas plant...
MSP Staff Threaten Holyrood Walk-Out Over Pay
Staff employed by Members of the Scottish Parliament stand to receive real terms cuts to their pay, should the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body follow through with plans to restrict the increase in the Staff Cost Provision (SCP) - the funds from which MSP staff are paid - to just 1.4%...
GMB Scotland Media Statement
Responding to UK Government Scottish Secretary Alister Jack’s comments that offshore wind turbines intended for Scottish wind farms being manufactured in Indonesia is “the market economy at work”, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan said......
Roads And Waste Workers “Forced To Strike” In West Lothian Council
West Lothian Council is to push ahead with plans to implement random drug and alcohol testing of some employees, following a meeting of the Council’s Partnership & Resources Policy Development & Scrutiny Panel on Friday 7 February....
GMB Scotland Statement - Scottish Labour Deputy Leadership Nomination
GMB Scotland Statement - Scottish Labour Deputy Leadership Nomination GMB has nominated Jackie Baillie MSP for the position of Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party today (Wednesday 5 February). In a short statement, GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith said: “With a track record of supporting our union’s campaigning objectives and winning against the odds, we believe that Jackie is the best candidate - but as a union we are disappointed a divisive contest had to be run in the first place.   “There was an opportunity for a struggling party to build…...
GMB slams government and industry ‘green jobs’ failure as more cuts announced at BiFab
GMB Scotland Media Statement  For immediate distribution: Friday 31 January 2020 GMB slams government and industry ‘green jobs’ failure as more cuts announced at BiFab   Following an announcement today (Friday 31 January) that renewables fabrication firm BiFab has confirmed a further sixteen layoffs with the wind-down of oil and gas manufacturing work, and amid speculation that a vital contract from the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project could be further delayed until August, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan has laid blame…...
GMB Responds To ‘Eye-Watering’ Diageo Profits
Diageo’s £2.4 billion are built off the back of Scotland, says GMB Union,...
GMB Backs Trade Bodies Call To End Whisky Tariffs
Make no mistake US tariffs pose a very real risk to tens of thousands of Scottish jobs says GMB Union...
Joint Trade Union media Statement – GMB & Unite Scotland
Responding to the outcomes of this morning’s (Thursday 16 January) Scottish Offshore Wind Sector Summit in Edinburgh, Pat Rafferty and Gary Smith, Scottish Secretaries of Unite and GMB said...