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Keir Greenaway, GMB Scotland Organiser Speaking at the Scottish Governments Finance & Administration Committee, Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Keir Greenaway, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser speaking today at the Scottish Governments Finance & Public Administration Committee

GMB Scotland: Council workers must now get their money urgently Friday November 3 2023

GMB Scotland welcomed the pay rise for council workers announced today but warned the money must be paid urgently.

"We've got to survive as well; we've got to have enough money in our pockets as employees, not just to survive, but to live."

Tommy Robertson, GMB Rep in South Ayrshire explains why he & his members are prepared to take action if there is no improved local government pay offer.


“If Councillors want to bring a first class event to the city, they can’t give our members a second class pay offer.”

GMB Scotland Senior Organiser for Public Services Keir Greenaway speaks to Good Morning Scotland this morning, about Local Government pay.

GMB Scotland Media Statement

“On Yer Bike” – Cycling Championship Chaos As GMB Plan Parking Protest - click on the headline to read the full story

Trade union, GMB Scotland, have today served notice to ballot parking services in Glasgow and Velodrome workers for industrial action during the 2023 World Cycling Championships. 


GMB Scotland Media Statement

Equal Pay Agreement Reached Between Unions And Glasgow City Council - Click on the headline to read the full story


GMB Scotland Media Release

GMB Members in Scottish Local Government Vote to Accept Pay Offer - Click on the headline to read the full story


Local Government 2022/23 Pay Offer – What it means for you?

Pay offers can often mean different things to workers and this is especially true in Scottish local government, where you could be a full-time, part-time or term-time employee.

This can lead to confusion and that’s why we’ve tried to cut through this so you can get the information about what this offer means for you.

You can access the full and formal Scottish Joint Council Employer’s Side Pay Offer here: Scottish Joint Council Pay Negotiations 2022/23 – Employers’ Side Pay Offer

 As always, if you have any further questions, please contact in the first instance your local workplace representative or GMB Scotland Organiser, or email: