GMB works to make our members’ voices heard at all levels of political decision-making. We also work to help members understand how politics influences our workplaces and our lives, and in turn provide training and development so members can influence politics where they are to deliver positive change for members, their families and their communities.
A voice for members in Westminster
It is in Parliament where the laws that have a massive effect on our members’ working conditions are debated and decided. Making sure politicians know what matters to our members each step of the way when they make these decisions is a crucial part of what GMB does for our members at work.
Through the work of the GMB Political Team members have had their concerns raised in the House of Commons, House of Lords, meet with MPs directly to share their experiences and have given their evidence to Select Committees which scrutinise the decisions the Government of the day makes.
We also have an active group of MPs and Peers who are GMB members and work closely with us to raise issues and pressure the Government to take action.
Whether it’s our members in shipbuilding fighting for justice and the future of their industry or brave ambulance members campaigning for laws that give emergency workers better protection at work – the GMB Political Department works to makes sure politics breaks out of the Westminster bubble and our members have the best chance to shape decisions on issues that matter to them.
Members make GMB’s campaigns. If you have an issue that affects you or other GMB members you think politicians should hear then get in touch with your Regional GMB Political Officer or the National Political Team at: email@example.com