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National Care Service Consultation

Time and time again, GMB members have been failed by a lack of concern for what is really happening on the front line and Government ministers have happily hidden behind nice promises and their civil servants.

The big question now is, will this government and the political leaders of this country really, truly start listening with urgency?

Listening to the workers. Listening to the public. Listening to the people who receive care.

A Council Run By Men, For Men

Through GMB Scotland’s Pay Justice campaign, we are fighting for equal pay but we also fighting for an overhaul of Dundee’s discriminatory and unfair practises. We have an opportunity now to build a better city, a better Council that works for people of Dundee and delivers for women workers.

Scotland’s Famous ‘City of Discovery’ Has A Sex Discrimination Problem

Our famous City of Discovery has a sex discrimination problem. That should sting anyone who takes pride in Dundee’s historical matriarchal status, and it should shame anyone who claims Scotland is a land a fair work. And whether it’s around the negotiating table or in the courts, Dundee City Council can’t ignore this.

Glasgow Women’s Strike: Two Years On

Almost all of us have been impacted by COVID-19; we have lost people and we have seen our colleagues get sick. It has been a dark time and it is still a very scary time to be on the front line. But GMB members continue to report for work to provide essential services because 2 years ago, we saw what happens when essential workers remove their labour: everything stops.

Celebrating Activist Lawyers

Today marks 10 years since the Equality Act became law. An incredibly important piece of legislation that looked to tackle the many and varied guises discrimination takes but the reality is that any one law will struggle to cover the complicated nature of discrimination.

As society starts to wake up to its failure to recognise the value of women’s work, paid and unpaid, do we need to revisit the laws that should provide the foundation to our legal and industrial battles?

Show You Care

Show You Care began with the idea that we needed a credible piece of work to reinforce and amplify our members’ voices and experiences that are the reality for those working in social care.

The report concluded as the largest and most comprehensive engagement with frontline social care workers undertaken in Scotland to date.

We started with one basic question: What are the biggest barriers you face in delivering quality social care in Scotland?

Equality and Austerity

We can be sure that against the backdrop of cuts to public services and a subsequent downturn in consumer spending in retail, the pressure will be on women to sustain services and to put up with our lot. It is never popular to demand what is right when the budget is tight but in fact it is absolutely essential, now more than ever, to fight for equal pay and pay justice.