Roy Rickhuss, Community’s General Secretary, met with local reps in Glasgow today, to visit the union’s new regional office in the centre of Scotland’s biggest city.
Community’s Scottish office has long been in Motherwell, however with the building in bad need of repair, and the union’s membership spread across the whole of Scotland, the General Secretary took the decision to invest in a new, high quality facility in the heart of Glasgow.
The new office on St Vincent Street is currently being fitted out to the highest standard and will provide Community’s officers and members with a space to work, meet, and learn. With the office still being built, Roy Rickhuss and over 30 reps from branches across Scotland toured the site and viewed plans for how the facility will look when finished.
Speaking after the site visit, Roy Rickhuss said:
“Community has a proud heritage in Scotland, and we wanted to make sure that our members and officers here had access to a first-class facility, easily accessible from across the country. After visiting the new office today, I am pleased with how work is progressing. When finished, this will be a hub for thousands of members across the country to come together for education courses, branch meetings, and social events.”
Steve McGurk, a Community NEC member and rep at RSBi City Building in Glasgow, was on the visit today. Steve said:
“All the reps today were impressed with the new space, and we are all delighted that Community is making this investment in Scotland. Members from across the country will soon be able to make good use of the facilities here as our union continues to grow in workplaces all over Scotland.”