From this briefing document, it's clear that workers in the fire service are being asked to take on duties which fall within the role of a properly resourced and well-run ambulance service. We support the FBU's call to reject this proposal.
GMB's Convenor at Ferguson's Port Glasgow, Alex Logan, speaks to @ScotGov. The expertise & skills of the workforce must be at the heart of the business going forward. Nationalisation was the only way to save Ferguson's, but the future can only be secured through the workforce.
GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith: “Delighted to meet @Ianblackford_MP and @ChrisStephens to discuss Contracts for Difference and the lack of jobs in Scottish Renewables amongst other issues. Good productive discussion.”
Today @ScottishPower's Keith Anderson told #BBCGMS about the just transition and a "phenomenal opportunity staring Scotland in the face". He's ten years too late. The story of @ScotRenew is one of missed opportunities & ultimately one of industrial & political failure.
We've issued a joint statement with @UniteScotland following today's offshore wind summit. "We welcome these long overdue measures announced today by @scotgov in taking a harder line with the industry but this must be the start of change and not the end" https://tinyurl.com/vx2pd8v
Today we celebrate #EleanorMarxDay, paying tribute to socialist, feminist, trade unionist & internationalist Eleanor Marx, who co-founded our union in 1889. Shona Thomson, winner of the Eleanor Marx award at #GMB19, cut the cake with our Education Officer Sandie Rowlands.