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GMB@TC Cooks

Dear member
We are aware that cooks have been asked to attend meetings on Wednesday 19th February.
GMB Organisers will also attend and will be available for questions and support on the day.
We are clear that no member should be disadvantaged in any way, and we still believe that Dundee City Council and Angus Council should be investing in the school estates.
There still remains the question that cannot go left unanswered which is why, yet again, a predominantly female, low paid workforce are yet again at the sharp end of the cuts.
When we surveyed other school staff and some parents, the result was overwhelmingly against a cook freeze solution.
If councils were to properly invest in kitchens and staff, then a model of freshly cooked meals could be delivered.
All political parties have been absolutely woeful over this issue, and we would encourage you to write to your councillors and visit them in their surgeries.  It really is very easy to do so please follow the link to do this:


Helen Meldrum
GMB Scotland Organiser

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Posted: 14th February 2020

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