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About: About GMB

About GMB

GMB has one job and that is to improve the pay and conditions of GMB members in their workplaces. The best way to do that is to increase the number of GMB members in order to strengthen the Union's power. This website reflects GMB member's aims and values, and shows what GMB Workplace Organisers do every day with the backing of GMB members.

GMB is a general union - which means that anyone can belong to it. GMB has almost 620,000 members working in every part of the UK economy. . More

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How GMB Works

How GMB Works

All members of GMB belong to a branch which may be industry or workplace based. Each branch is part of one of nine GMB Regions. More

GMB History

GMB History

The union began as the Gas Workers and General Union was formed in March 1889 in East London by one of the greatest pioneers of the Labour movement, Will Thorne. More

GMB in Europe

GMB in Europe

GMB is unique in being the only British trade union, and one of a handful of pioneer unions at European level, with a permanent office in Brussels. More

GMB Structure

GMB Structure

GMB is a membership-based organisation that campaigns for and protects workers' rights at work. More

GMB & Politics

GMB & Politics

GMB is a founder member of the Labour Party and is its third largest affiliate. More