11th March 2022
FAO: GMB Members in DCC, LACD & TC’s
GMB CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
You may have seen the media coverage this week, celebrating International Women’s Day. This year, GMB’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BreaktheBias, our focus is on collectively breaking the bias, to create a world free from discrimination, inequality and stereotypes1.
Breaking the bias against pay discrimination, means focussing on campaigning for equal pay, to ensure equality in workplaces and finally valuing women’s work. International Women’s Day was born out of women like you, collectively fighting for better terms and conditions at work.
GMB Dundee is calling for you, as a woman worker, who has the right to be valued for the job you do, to join our Equal Pay campaign. This campaign highlights the importance of equality and putting an end to pay injustice.
As we reflect on the past year it’s clear we have a long way to go in achieving this and even further when we consider the lasting impact of the pandemic. But together we can make history.
Full GMB Dundee article is available via the following link: https://bit.ly/3KxOo22
GMB Dundee have already lodged more than 800 claims for our members who work for Dundee City Council, Leisure & Culture Dundee and Tayside Contracts, which is just the tip of the iceberg.
Members could receive thousands of pounds in compensation, for years of alleged lost earnings. As a GMB member who works for one of the above employers, you could be owed thousands of pounds like many other employees.
Who and how do you submit your claim?
Any GMB member, who works for Dundee City Council, Leisure & Culture Dundee and Tayside Contracts can submit a claim using our secure online form.
Please note that the online form asks for details of all contracts that you currently work and have worked in the past five years. Please ensure that you have added all relevant contracts and complete the form with as much information as possible.
Don’t delay, join our campaign and submit your claim. If you have not received an email or text message with the link to submit your claim, please contact the GMB Dundee office to ensure we have your correct contact details: 01382 225 491
If you have colleagues who are not in GMB, please encourage them to join GMB: https://www.gmb.org.uk/join-gmb Once their membership has been processed, they too, can submit a claim and join our campaign.
Keep up to date on what’s going on in your local branch via the following:
GMB Dundee Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMBDundee
GMB Dundee Branch website news: https://www.gmbdundee1.org.uk/category/news/
Join GMB Scotland online
You can click here to join GMB Scotland online and leave the rest to GMB.
(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.
Update Your Details
Moved home? Got Married? Changed your Job? If your details have changed tell GMB by updating your personal profile now.
For convenience click on the link below to update your details online today:
Posted: 14th March 2022