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Dear GMB member,

GMB Scotland in Tennent's - Product Allowance

GMB met with Tennent's last week to discuss the reduction in product allowance. Unfortunately this was the earliest point that Tennent's could meet with us even though we asked for the meeting weeks ago.

We made it clear how upset and angered you are by this change in product allowance. The explanation for the reduction in product allowance is the introduction of minimum pricing. As we have argued the introduction of minimum pricing only increases the theoretical cost to the company and you would have to therefore pay more tax for the benefit in kind.

By reducing your product allowance Tennent's will be making a saving. GMB have made it clear we want your product allowance increased from its reduced level and/or any saving that Tennent's is making to be returned to you. Tennent's have agreed they will return any saving they make to you, GMB will be involved in making sure that this comes back to you either as increased product allowance or another benefit that you actually want. We expect a further update from Tennent's in the next 2 weeks, which we will communicate to you.

Please ensure your membership and contact details, particularly mobiles, are up to date in order to receive our latest updates www.gmb.org.uk/mygmb . If you know colleagues who haven't yet joined GMB, there's never been a better time to do so. They can join at www.gmb.org.uk/join

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at: keir.greenaway@gmb.org.uk / 0131 322 9270 (Edinburgh)

Keir Greenaway
GMB Scotland Organiser

Dear GMB Member,

GMB Scotland In Tennent's - GMB Requests Meeting With Tennent's On Proposed Cut To Product Allowance

Tennent's have proposed to cut your product allowance in half because of the introduction of minimum pricing. At last year's pay negotiations the pay settlement was lower because of the expected impact of minimum pricing. GMB does not think minimum pricing should continue to have such a large impact on your pay and benefits at Tennent's.

GMB have today written to the employer to request a meeting to discuss their proposal to cut your product allowance. GMB will take the opportunity at this meeting to both understand why Tennent's believes product allowance needs to be cut so harshly and to explain your unhappiness at the proposal.

GMB will campaign to defend your interests in the workplace.

Please ensure your membership and contact details, particularly mobiles, are up to date in order to receive our latest updates www.gmb.org.uk/mygmb . If you know colleagues who haven't yet joined GMB, there's never been a better time to do so. They can join at www.gmb.org.uk/join

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: keir.greenaway@gmb.org.uk / 0131 322 9270.

Keir Greenaway
GMB Scotland Organiser