An update from @GMBGarySmith ahead of an important week in the fight to save jobs in Scotland’s airports. We’ll also be stepping up our campaign to end the scandal of low pay for frontline council staff & making sure the social care support fund is reaching our members in care.
Whether it’s campaigning for our members working in schools to be safe and properly valued, delivering sick pay for our members in private care, or keeping up the #BattleForBiFab, @gmbscotorg members are leading the fight to make work better here in Scotland.
Today would have been @caamesoscot’s annual memorial day, where we pay our respects to those who have lost their lives to asbestos related disease. With the event cancelled due to Covid-19, @GMBGarySmith wanted to send solidarity to the charity and the families they’ve helped.
.@realDonaldTrump’s 25% tariffs on Scotch have had a huge impact across Scotland’s whisky & spirits sector. Raising these tariffs, or extending them to gin or blends, would threaten jobs and put the Covid recovery for one of Scotland’s few manufacturing success stories at risk.
Yesterday, @gmbscotorg rep Nicola Taylor delivered a letter to @NicolaSturgeon signed by over 1,700 schools staff, setting out their safety concerns ahead of the return in August. Last night she spoke to @STVNews about the letter and the fears of the forgotten schools workforce.
"I know my union will do all it can to lead the charge against discrimination and prejudice". @Eunis_Jassemi speaks out in support of the @ukblm movement and reminds us racial prejudice and discrimination is not just a fight for those in the US, but one for us here in Scotland.
Staff in schools across Scotland have raised concerns about their safety and working conditions in an open letter to Nicola Sturgeon signed by over 1700 workers. Our rep Steph Smith spoke to the BBC on behalf of the hidden army of low-paid and exploited workers in our schools.
This week, @GMBGarySmith will be meeting with @NicolaSturgeon and the @ScottishTUC, looking for action on pay to address the crisis in our care service. And our members at BiFab will be updated on the work to bring skilled manufacturing jobs to the yards in Fife and on Lewis.
”There must be an equal, fair and just society for every one of us”. ✊ GMB Scotland Rep Kemi Adesina sent us this message of support for and solidarity with the @Blklivesmatter campaign. #BlackLivesMatterUK