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GMB@TCs

Posted: 3rd April 2020

We’ve been made aware that work may have  been allocated which doesn’t fall under Category 1 or 2. The reason we made the agreement with TC was to minimise the amount of you who go out to work to keep yourselves and your families safe. If you are sent to a job which looks like Category…

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GMB@MEMBERS

Posted: 1st April 2020

GMB Members This is intended for everyone who currently work in, or may volunteer for helping out with waste during this Covid-19 Crisis: Given the COVID-19 crisis the STUC trade unions are having regular dialogue with the Scottish Government about all matters relating to work. I wanted to assure our membership who are currently doing…

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GMB@TC FAQs

Posted: 31st March 2020

FAO: Tayside Contract Members 

Dear Member There has been conflicting information and instruction from some middle management, which Trade Unions have now raised and addressed at a higher level. Please click on the following COSLA Local Gov Employees FAQs document which should answer any questions you may have: COSLA Local Gov Employees FAQs Any…

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GMB@Environment

Posted: 31st March 2020

Dear Member, FAO Gardeners only As we previously communicated, your job role does not fall into the category of a key worker, therefore at this time you are not required at work. Anytime away from work will be paid.  If you get any information to dispute this, please contact you union at – dundee@gmb.org.uk –…

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GMB@ENVIRONMENT

Posted: 30th March 2020

GMB are advising gardener members within Environment who have not been classed as key workers or been allocated alternative duties within essential services, should remain at home.  

Until GMB get reassurance from your employer that safe working practice is in place and you have PPE, then we strongly advise you staff home.  

Jim Cunningham will address this issue via conference call with DCC today seeking clear clarification and members will be updated in due…

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GMB@TC

Posted: 27th March 2020

GMB Tayside Construction Members Briefing The following has been agreed between Tayside Contracts and GMB Union. All Managers should now be clear of what is considered essential work. Tayside Contracts is looking for operatives to be available to do Category 1 and 2 emergency jobs only during normal working hours and require standby operatives to…

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GMB@ENVIRONMENT

Posted: 27th March 2020

GMB@Environment Not sure if there’s been some mischief making going on, but if you are at home because you are not currently classed as a key worker you will receive FULL PAY. It is absolutely NOT the case that you will only receive 80% of your pay. If anyone is saying this to you, please…

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GMB@Schools

Posted: 27th March 2020

GMB School Staff Members

We are aware that the current situation is changing daily for many of you who work in schools.

GMB has asked for clear-lines of communication to ensure that all Support Staff feel included in the discussions about changes to school services during this national crisis.

Following feedback from our members within…

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GMB@Socialcare

Posted: 26th March 2020

Dear Member First of all thank you for everything you are doing. You are all heroes. Your health and safety is paramount to us as your union. We are really concerned to hear some of your experiences out in the community and regularly we have been raising the issue of inappropriate PPE and the fact…

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GMB@ENVIRONMENT

Posted: 26th March 2020

Dear Member,

DCC Management has this morning confirmed that our members within Environment who are not classed as key workers should now return home until further notice. We welcome this decision after we continued to highlight concerns around Health and Safety provision in line with the UK and Scottish Governments guidelines.  This is a positive…

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