GMB Scotland Welcome Introduction Of Free School Meals For Young Primary School Pupils In Scotland
It will help tackle poverty and social exclusion and help remove the stigma some attach to free school meals and members who currently provide healthy meals for pupils welcome it says GMB Scotland.
GMB Scotland, the union for school support staff, welcome the introduction by the Scottish Government of free school meals for 135,000 pupils in the first 3 years at Scottish Primary Schools from 5th January 2015.
GMB Scotland is the largest union for catering staff across Scotland’s 32 Local authorities.
Alex McLuckie, GMB Scotland’s Senior Organiser for the public sector, said “There is so much good in this start of free school meals for these early year’s pupils. It will help tackle poverty and social exclusion and help remove the stigma some attach to free school meals.
The start of free school meals is welcomed by members who currently provide healthy meals for pupils. It is a pleasant change to see money being invested in the service rather than bearing the brunt of the cut backs in budgets.”
Contact: Alex McLuckie Tel: 0141 352 8141 Mobile: 07885 348269 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880