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Dear Member,
Good afternoon, just an update from todays conference call with Dundee City Council.
We have been advised that Vicky Irons has been invited to contribute to participate in a conference call with the First Minister this afternoon around Social Care. The GMB have requested that testing should be a major discussion point on todays call with the First Minister.
The creation of a dedicated Covid 19 team has now been agreed which will further protect everyone, which we welcome. More information is to follow on what this will look like moving forward for service delivery.
We have been reassured that PPE is now freely available at your local collection points throughout the city. If you are having any difficulty this should be directed to your organiser in the first instance. Unfortunately, our suggestion of a dedicated hotline for PPE has not been taken up.
We are still awaiting a response to job and finish for all workers within homecare. We pressed this afternoon for a timeline for a decision. However, none was forthcoming at this stage.
Be assured that none of this would have been possible without your continuing support and engagement by completing surveys and sharing GMB content online.
Helen Meldrum
GMB Scotland Organiser

Posted: 14th April 2020

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