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GMB Calls For Subsidy Reform Amid Reports Of More Renewables Manufacturing Misery
GMB Scotland has today (Wednesday 27 May) called on Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack MP to press for urgent reform of the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) arrangements, and to help bring desperately needed jobs to the UK renewables manufacturing supply chain....
GMB Scotland Secures Sick Pay Breakthrough in Private Care
GMB Scotland have today (Thursday 21st May) responded to the announcement from Britain’s largest care home provider HC One that they will pay full sick pay to care workers who have to self-isolate following exposure to COVID-19...
GMB Scotland Media Statement: Key Worker Payment Campaign
After the applause, pay up for our key workers.......
Covid-19 Care Fatalities “Sad And Sobering” - GMB Warns Care Workers Are Being Failed
Responding to the latest National Records of Scotland figures concerning Covid-19 fatalities this afternoon (Wednesday 22 April)....
GMB Scotland Media Statement
Reaction to Scottish Government "Pay Increase" for Social Care Staff...
Care workers open letter calls on Scottish Government to “listen and learn” over PPE crisis
GMB Scotland Media Release  For immediate distribution: Wednesday 8 April 2020   Care workers open letter calls on Scottish Government to “listen and learn” over PPE crisis   Thousands of Scotland’s frontline care…...
First Minister’s response on social care safety will not reassure frontline workers
First Minister’s response on social care safety will not reassure frontline workers   Responding this afternoon (Tuesday 7 April) to the First Minister and Chief Nursing Officers replies to media questions over availability of personal protective…...
GMB Scotland Statement On Behalf of The Sweeney Family
We want to pay tribute to our wonderful mother, sister, and beloved aunty, Catherine Sweeney, who passed away from Coronavirus while being cared for by the medical staff at the RAH Paisley, on the night of April 4th. We want to thank the doctors and nurses who heroically looked after her in her final days.   Catherine was well known, and well respected within the community of Dumbarton, where she was born and raised. She was a caring and generous person, especially when it came to her time, having dedicated over twenty years of her life as a Home Carer to unfailingly serving…...
GMB Scotland Statement: Scottish Social Care Sector
GMB Scotland Statement: Scottish Social Care Sector  For immediate release: Sunday 5 April 2020  Responding today to the tragic events in Scotland’s social care sector over the last week, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan said:  “This has been a sobering and tragic week for our social care sector, and a sad new low for Scotland in the fight against coronavirus, Our condolences and love are with the staff, residents and families affected.  “We will make no comment on individual cases but the events of the last few days in particular…...
East Ayrshire Home Carers Coronavirus Risk As “Negligent” Council Fails To Provide PPE
GMB Scotland has today (Friday 20 March) accused East Ayrshire Council of “negligence” after learning that home carers are being put at risk to coronavirus at work due to lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)...