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Falkirk Council

Dear GMB Scotland Member,

GMB Scotland in Falkirk Council – Collective Grievance Update, Morning Break Reinstated! 

A few months ago it came to GMB Scotland’s attention that the workers in every Falkirk Council Care Home had been instructed that they were no longer permitted to take a 15-minute morning break, something that has been a longstanding part of their daily working life. This order was handed down without any consultation with the Trade Unions and without any consideration of the impact it would have on your hardworking colleagues in the Care Homes.

This unfair imposition by management provoked GMB Scotland to run a campaign that sought the reinstatement of the morning break for the Falkirk Council Care workers.

We were the only Trade Union to take this issue on.

A collective grievance was lodged and after strong representations by GMB Scotland it was successful; the morning break is being reinstated in every care home.

We are meeting with management on September the 18th about how the morning break will be administered but we will be pushing them to get this issue concluded as quickly as possible.

It is in every GMB Scotland members interest that we are growing in Falkirk Council. This makes us stronger in the workplace and if we are stronger in the workplace we can more effectively fight to advance your interests and defend your terms of employment when they are under attack.

Speak to your colleagues and encourage them to join if they are not a member.

In Solidarity

Raymond Smith

GMB Scotland Convener

To join online by direct debit follow the link or if you have a colleague who would prefer to have their subs taken directly from their wages contact me on and I can arrange a visit to their workplace.