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GMB@Dundee City Council Members COVID update

Dear Member

You will all now be aware that the intention in Scotland is to remove most covid restrictions on the 21st March 2022.

It is understandable that this may cause anxiety among GMB members who have underlying health conditions, are immunosuppressed or care for someone who is vulnerable.

Your employer cannot ask you to work unsafely, and you will still have protections under health and safety whilst at work.

The important thing is to remain vigilant and report any issues to your local reps and management as your employer has a duty to mitigate the spread of the virus and to minimise any health and safety risk.

Please get in touch with your local reps in the first instance if you have any questions and we are always ready to welcome any GMB members who would be willing to get more involved.

We are particularly keen to hear from under-represented groups. Please do let us know if any of you are interested by emailing


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: 28th February 2022

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