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Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in McVitie’s Tollcross – 2019 Pay Offer Consultative Ballot Result

Thanks to all our members who voted earlier this week in our consultative ballot over your 2019 pay offer.

You were asked: Do you accept or reject McVitie’s pay cut offer of 1.5 per cent for 2019?

I can now confirm the following result:

· Accept 5.05%

· Reject 89.49%

Your employer has been notified of this significant rejection and we have formally requested urgent talks to negotiate an improved pay offer that meets your expectations and tackles the cost of living.

Please look for updates early next week but If you have any questions, contact me on 0141 332 8641 during office hours or email gmbscotcampaigns@gmb.org.uk

Louise Gilmour

GMB Scotland Senior Organiser

Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in McVitie’s Tollcross – Reminder! 2019 Pay Offer Consultative Ballot

Our consultative ballot over your 2019 pay offer starts this Monday 18 March and will run until Wednesday 20 March.  The ballot will take places across all shifts in the workplace.

We are asking you to reject the employer’s 1.5 per cent offer for 2019. To put it simply, the offer is a real terms pay cut. It means your pay won’t meet the cost of living.

If we want to bring the employer back to talks and to negotiate a better deal, then you need to send a loud and clear message that you will not accept a real terms pay cut.

You will be asked: Do you accept or reject McVitie’s pay cut offer of 1.5 per cent for 2019?

GMB will strongly recommend that you reject the offer by placing a cross (‘x’) in the box marked ‘reject’.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0141 332 8641 during office hours or email gmbscotcampaigns@gmb.org.uk

Louise Gilmour
GMB Scotland Senior Organiser

Dear GMB Member 

GMB Scotland in Pladis / McVities – Alternative Shift Patterns

The priority of GMB Scotland is the defence of your interests. 

GMB Reps met with Management yesterday, Thursday 31 May, regarding shift patterns.

We discussed the breakdown of the current shift compared with alternative shift patterns surrounding a 5 day 8hr shift and a 5 day 12hr shift and the costs involved.

It has been agreed jointly that we can take this issue no further as it would be costly to both Pladis and our members.

The next meeting will be on the 15 June where we will be discussing the Flex agreement.

As ever, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at allison.cairns@gmb.org.uk or call 0141 332 8641.

Allison Cairns 
GMB Scotland Organiser

Dear GMB Member 

GMB Scotland in Pladis / McVities – Flex Up Agreement

The priority of GMB Scotland is the defence of your interests.

As you are aware there is a requirement for you to Flex Up today, Friday 11 May and Friday 18 May.

GMB have already raised a grievance on the basis that as per the spirit of the Flex Up Agreement you would Flex Up in your line grouping, this grievance was not upheld and GMB have appealed this.

To date we have not had a date for the appeal and Pladis have refused to maintain the status quo.

We will raise another grievance to this effect immediately.

If you have any questions you can email me at allison.cairns@gmb.org.uk or call me on 0141 352 8112

Allison Cairns
GMB Scotland Organiser
 
 
 
Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in McVitie’s/Pladis - Pay Offer & Industrial Action Ballot
 
Your GMB reps met with management yesterday, (Thursday 12 April) to discuss changes to the workforce agreement.
The issues raised were:
  • Shifts
  • Flex Days
  • Health and Safety
  • Holidays
  • Operator flexibility 

This is the first meeting in a series to try to move the agreement forward.

The date of the next meeting is 26 April 2018 and we will provide you with further information as the talks develop.

As ever, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at allison.cairns@gmb.org.uk or call 0141 332 8641.

Allison Cairns
GMB Scotland Organiser