GMB Scotland Defending Your Interests
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Paterson Arran

Dear GMB Member
GMB Scotland Update: Burton’s Acquisition
Our priority is the defence of your interests. That’s why we are watching events very closely following the acquisition of Paterson’s by Burton’s Biscuits.
This morning (Tuesday 3 September), Paterson’s management has given GMB assurances over the future of jobs and work at the Livingston site.
However, the detail is vital and we are seeking an urgent meeting with both management reps from Paterson’s and Burton’s at the earliest possible opportunity.
It is a very reasonable expectation that both parties are fully transparent with us about the future prospects for pay, terms and conditions and job security as a result of this acquisition.
Please be assured that when we have this meeting confirmed we will issue further communications to members.
In the meantime, it is very important that your GMB membership contact details are fully up to date, particularly mobiles.
You can check this by contacting your GMB workplace reps, email me at or go online at
If you know any colleagues who are not in a trade union and would like to join GMB, they can do so by contacting us on 0141 332 8641 (Quote: “Paterson’s membership”) or by visiting our website at
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions at this time on 07931 796733.
David Hume
GMB Scotland Organiser