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STUC Congress

Posted: 5th June 2014

STUC

As you will be aware I attended the STUC congress this year in Dundee as a delegate. I was representing GMB and our members. A number of motions were put forward by other delegates, some of which I would like to bring to your attention along with a few ideas which I think will…

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Retirement Notice – Dougie McKinstrey

Posted: 17th February 2014

Dougie McKinstrey, Clinical Advisor at the North ACC has retired after 29 years with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Dougie played a big part in building this union and taking us forward from the ASU to GMB, he has been a pillar to his local branch

A retirement party has been organised…

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Rest Break Update

Posted: 17th February 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The GMB requested another meeting with Scottish Government at the end of last year after the meeting on flexing annual leave did not allow us to present our other concerns.

On Fri 6th Feb the GMB and our sister unions attended a meeting with Michael Matheson the Public Health Minister for Scotland to discuss…

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London Marathon 2014

Posted: 17th November 2013

On 13th April 2014 Golspie based Paramedic Stuart Richardson is Running the London Marathon. Having moved to the Highlands in 2005 from his home city of Chester, Stuart joined the Ambulance Service in May 2010. Completing the technician course at Barony Castle he took up a role as relief technician at Golspie Station and followed…

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Annual Leave

Posted: 6th November 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Last Thursday the GMB and our sister unions met with Scottish Government to discuss the letter of guidance to management on annual leave.

The outcome of that meeting was that the letter has been rescinded with an agreement to sit down and discuss solutions to annual leave issues.

There are several issues that…

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The Flying Scot

Posted: 23rd September 2013

Originally published at http://www.flying-scot.co.uk

The Flying Scot – A Short History

In October 1900, David Rattray and his sister Agnes opened their first shop in McAslin Street, Glasgow. In doing so, they laid the foundations of a company that would produce Scotland’s premier lightweight bicycle, “The Scot”, perhaps better known as “The Flying Scot”. Over…

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