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Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in GeoAmey – Ballot reminder

Our ballot for better pay and conditions in GeoAmey runs until Friday 24 January – if you haven’t already voted Yes and returned your ballot paper, please do so now.

Remember! You can only vote Yes by casting your vote and returning in the freepost envelope provided. 

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our meeting in Glasgow on Saturday morning. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us but if we stick together we will this campaign and change our working lives for the better. 

If you have haven't yet received your ballot paper or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0141 332 8641 or email KL.Leonard@gmb.org.uk 

Karen Leonard 

GMB Scotland Organiser 

Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland In Geoamey: Industrial Action Ballot Is Now Underway – Vote Yes! 

Our industrial action ballot is now live and your campaign is in the media headlines once again as the fight for better pay and conditions in GeoAmey builds. You can read more below:

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/1074263/custody-officers-responsible-for-transporting-criminals-between-prison-and-court-vote-on-strike-action/

A number of you have been in touch with us asking how you can vote in this ballot. Here is how you can have your say:

  • Your ballot will be sent to your home address by the electoral reform services at Civica.
  • Please read your ballot paper carefully.
  • Your ballot paper will ask you: “Are you prepared to take part in industrial action?”
  • We are asking you to place a cross ‘x’ in the box marked ‘Yes’.
  • Then return your ballot paper to Civica in the freepost envelope provided.

The ballot closes on Friday 24 January but don’t delay – vote ‘Yes’ as soon as possible. Please note that you cannot cast your vote any other way.

This is a statutory ballot and if you do not complete the paper and return it by post your vote won’t count. Your ballot paper should reach you no later than Thursday of this week.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me on 0141 332 8641 during office hours (9AM – 5PM) or email KL.Leonard@gmb.org.uk

Karen Leonard

GMB Scotland Organiser

P.S. Remember! You can only vote ‘Yes’ by completing your ballot paper and returning it in the freepost envelope provided.

 

Dear GMB Scotland Member,

GMB Scotland in GeoAmey – Enough Is Enough – Vote Yes for Industrial Action 

From Monday (13th January), you will receive a ballot paper through the post asking you whether you are prepared to take industrial action over the 2 year pay offer.

The work undertaken by GeoAmey staff is unique. On a daily basis, you act as a human shield between prisoners and the public, protecting both. You provide a vital public service, but the value of your work is not recognised in the respect you are afforded by GeoAmey management, and not reflected in your pay.

Left unchallenged, even at the end of the term of the 2 year pay deal, many of you will still be earning less than £10 per hour. Taking into consideration your working environment, your responsibilities and the precarious conditions that you face every single day, that is a pittance.

GeoAmey’s stated corporate principles - safety and security, continuous improvement, respect and fairness - clearly don't apply to Prisoner Custody Officers.

That’s why GMB is asking you to tell GeoAmey that “Enough is Enough”, by voting YES when you receive your ballot paper.

With a strong mandate for industrial action, we can bring GeoAmey around the table with GMB to agree a credible pay offer that reflects your work and your worth.

You will be asked “are you prepared to take part in industrial action?” and GMB is asking you to vote YES and return your ballot paper right away in the prepaid envelope included.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at KL.Leonard@gmb.org.uk or by calling 0141 332 8641.

 

Karen Leonard

GMB Scotland Organiser