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GMB@DCC & LACD Cost of Living Survey results

FAO: GMB Dundee City Council & Leisure and Culture Dundee Members

 

30th March 2022

 

Dear Member

 

Thank you for completing our Cost-of-Living questionnaire. We’ve had an incredible response.

 

22% of you have advised us that your pay is wrong regularly. This isn’t good enough. Can we please encourage you to speak to your local rep to discuss these issues to see if this is can be resolved? If you are already on low pay, then wrong wages from month to month will seriously affect your ability to heat your home and feed you and your families.

 

Almost all of you, 98%, are worried about rising energy prices.

 

86% of you have told us that the cost of living has or is having a negative impact on your mental health. It’s vitally important that you can access mental health support services and we will explore this with Dundee City Council and LACD.

 

One third of you want a pay increase at least in line with RPI. 52% want an increase higher than RPI.

Employers will only listen if a large majority of you vote in every ballot and are prepared to take action.

 

YOU are the Union and you have power.

 

84% of you do not feel valued by your employer which is something that we may try to explore further with you in the coming weeks and months.

 

We will be raising these issues with your employer, however where there are specific matters please do get in touch with your rep or contact GMB Dundee office on 01382 225491.

 

Fraternally

Helen Meldrum
GMB Scotland Organiser

 

 


 

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(Congress 2021 agreed that membership rates would remain unchanged from those implemented from 1 Oct 2020.)

From 1 Oct 2020 

Full time – Grade 1 = £14.57 per month

Part time – Grade 2 = £8.40 per month, GMB members working part-time for 20 hours or less and GMB members under 18 years. If you work in a school please check the current GMB rate with GMB Scotland 0141 332 8641.

Sick and unemployed members = 5p per week.

Retired life members = If a GMB member retires on or after 1 July 2015, they can apply for free retired life membership within three months of no longer paying contributions in line with rules 45 or 46. To qualify, they have to be permanently retired from paid work, be members for at least 5 years and apply in writing to become retired life members of the union.

Apprentices = £2 per month

Non-working Students = £1 per month, Students who are in employment will continue to pay the rate applicable to their employment and hours of work.

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Posted: 30th March 2022

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