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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

GMB Scotland Welcomes Announcement On 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 will be well received by our members who currently provide healthy meals for pupils says GMB.

GMB Scotland, the union for school support staff, welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that it will introduce free school meals in the first 3 years at Scottish Primary Schools.

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 announcement. It will help tackle poverty and social exclusion and help remove the stigma some attach to free school meals.

This announcement will be well received by our 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.”

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Contact Alex McLuckie Tel: 0141 352 8141 Mobile: 07885 348269 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880

 

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