Politicians promised Scotland would be “the Saudi Arabia of renewables” but instead we have empty fabrication yards & wind infrastructure jobs being sent all over the world. @clairebakermsp is right. We don’t need a “trading of blame” between governments we need a plan for jobs.
The country needs continued employment support for the duration of the crisis, but we also need proper value for low-paid workers and a plan for jobs to support our long-term recovery. @GMBGarySmith spoke to #BBCGMS ahead of today’s announcement replacing the furlough scheme.
114 turbine jackets for the £3bn Seagreen offshore wind project will be produced in China and the Middle East, while empty yards in Fife and Lewis get nothing. Both governments need to face up to their shared failure to bring work building our offshore wind sector to Scotland.
At 6pm on Monday, GMB Scotland BME Lead & @STUC_BWC Chair Usman Ali is hosting a panel on Tackling Racism Across Scotland live on GMB Scotland’s Facebook. Speakers include @AnasSarwar MSP, @daniellebett from @JLC_uk and NHS care worker and @GMBScotOrg Rep Oluwafolakemi Adesina.
Shanah Tovah to the Scottish Jewish community. Even though we cannot be together with family and our whole community, we hope that people are still able to celebrate and we wish everyone a sweet new year. 🍎🍯
Great to see @ScotGov have announced their support for @DJohnsonMSP’s Protection of Workers Bill. @GMBScotOrg’s Bob Deavy gave evidence to @SP_Economy in support of the bill, which would see increased protection for retail workers facing violence or abuse.https://t.co/Pk4fUesOE2
Thanks @NeilFindlay_MSP for raising the strike at @BurtonsBiscuits at #FMQs today. Burton's refuse to improve upon a paltry pay offer that amounts to just 14p an hour, unless the workforce fund it from their own pockets. An appalling way to treat key workers during a pandemic.