GMB Dundee 1 Branch
GMB DCC Pay Justice Update – Dundee City Council Members
Jim Cunningham and Helen Meldrum met with officers yesterday regarding the GMB grievance over pay injustice in the council and its associate employers.
There is nothing to report from that meeting other than there are still documents and details of bonuses that they have not shared with us that we have now asked for and there was no discussion to address the fact that you are being cheated out of your own money and may have been for years. A group of workers within Dundee City council have been paid huge bonuses amounting to thousands of pounds per year that you have not and that is what this campaign is about.
That is why this is a call to all of you and your colleagues who can join GMB here https://www.gmb.org.uk/join-gmb to submit your equal pay claim click here https://bit.ly/3glRtVxstraight away but please only those of you who have not had a confirmation that your claim has been accepted. There is no need to re-submit if your claim has been properly lodged.
We cannot submit your claims for you and if you and your colleagues do not submit these, then you may miss out on 5 years of back pay that other GMB members may receive, and you will be left asking why and will feel cheated once more. This is your own money you may be missing out on.
Those with claims lodged may be entitled to a backdated settlement for 5 years – those without will not. Hundreds of GMB Union members have already submitted their claims, don’t miss out by not submitting yours.
The strength of the membership and those involved in this campaign is what will win, not meetings with officers so please, if you have any questions at all and if you are unsure about whether you have a claim, then please don’t hesitate to contact us here firstname.lastname@example.org or 01382 225491 for more information and make sure you speak to your colleagues too.
GMB Union is the only union to have submitted grievances and are already helping members submit their claims because we are taking action over pay injustice for our members and remember, this affects men AND women.
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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