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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-05304

Recognising the GMB Scotland Trade Union at Moorpark Place, Kilbirnie

Submitted by: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Graeme Dey, James Dornan, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Rhoda Grant, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon (Registered interest ), Richard Leonard (Registered interest ), Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane (Registered interest ), Emma Roddick, Colin Smyth (Registered interest ), Paul Sweeney (Registered interest ), Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Elena Whitham

That the Parliament condemns the reported decision by Active Care Group to end the recognition agreement with GMB Scotland trade union at Moorpark Place on 30 June 2022; understands that the Active Care Group has failed to effectively engage with its workers or representatives from the GMB Scotland on derecognition, which it considers will side-line the interests and experiences of social care staff who cared for the most vulnerable throughout the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so, and calls on the Active Care Group to enter into talks with GMB Scotland to reach a new recognition agreement so that social care staff and others can have their interests effectively represented in the workplace and their terms and conditions protected.