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Equal Pay Day – 18th November 2021

Equal Pay day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. GMB will continue to fight for our members over pay injustice.


Dear Member


Today is Equal Pay Day, which seems the right time for a GMB Members Pay Justice Update.

Hundreds of you so far have had your claims lodged with the tribunal for free, which has no additional costs as this service is covered by your GMB membership fees. Thank you for being a part of the GMB pay justice campaign.

However, there are thousands of workers like you, who work for Dundee City Council and its associate employers Tayside Contracts and Leisure and Culture Dundee who may miss out by not being a part of the pay justice campaign.

GMB can’t submit your claim for you, this must be done by yourself by law.

A court date may be set soon for those who have submitted claims and it may be the case that many of you lose out if you aren’t part of this campaign.

One group of male workers who work for Dundee City council are receiving huge bonuses that you are not, just for turning up to work. This is where the injustice is for every other worker, like you.

If you haven’t completed your claim, make sure you do here today to avoid losing out on your own money: CLICK HERE TO START YOUR CLAIM

Please speak to a rep or call GMB if you have any questions about the GMB campaign for pay justice in your Branch.

Encourage your work friends to join in the campaign by joining GMB Union today here: CLICK HERE TO JOIN GMB Once their membership has been processed, they too can submit a claim.

GMB will continue to fight for our members over pay injustice, but this is your fight to be a part of and win. The more claims, the greater success this campaign will have. We are making history with this campaign. Together we will win.


Helen Meldrum
GMB Scotland Organiser


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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: 18th November 2021

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