Reasons to join GMB

GMB is the trade union for everyone.

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GMB is the trade union for everyone.

Our family includes over 500,000 members who work in every type of job imaginable across public services and in private companies too. Our members work full-time, part-time or work while they study.

From having someone on your side for if there is a problem in the workplace to campaigning for better pay, rights and terms & conditions - there are many reasons why you should GMB today.

What is a trade union?

A trade union is an organisation made up of employees who join together to preserve and progress their conditions of employment.

By working collectively, and through a trade union, employees of a company can bargain for better pay and terms and conditions for all workers.

A trade union campaigns for better circumstances for its members and also provides individual assitance and services to their members around legal support and workplace advice.

More than six million people in the UK belong to a trade union.

What do we do?

GMB’s job is very simple: to get the best deal possible for you.

The means being on your side if there is a problem, and always fighting for better when it comes to:

  • Pay, terms and conditions
  • A decent work life where workers are safe and treated with dignity
  • Better work/life balance
  • Fairness – making sure working people have their rights at work and are treated fairly and legally when there’s a problem.

When you’re at work, it’s always good to know that someone is on your side - that’s our job.

10 reasons to join GMB

1. Better pay and conditions

On average trade union members earn more than non-members.

2. Safety at work

Unionised workplaces are safer work places. In fact, on average, workplaces with a union presence have half as many injuries.

3. Free legal advice

Support on personal injury and employment claims as well as advice on a broad range of legal issues through our law firm UNIONLINE.

4. Someone on your side

If you have a problem at work GMB is here to help and advise you.

5. More holidays and control over your working life

The trade union movement brought us the weekend. GMB campaigns to protect your controls over your working life.

6. Better maternity, paternity and care leave

We negotiate better terms of maternity, paternity or care, often winning you more than the legal minimum.

7. Learning and development opportunities

From free accredited qualifications to bursaries for study, as a GMB member you're entitled to many learning opportunities.

8. Discounts and benefits through GMB Extra

With discounts off amusement parks, travel, cinemas and more. GMB offers many extra benefits.

9. A 500,000 strong family on your side

When we work together to fight for better we are always stronger than when we fight alone. We will never stop campaigning for better protections and rights.

10. Because you have a legal right to

Every worker has a right, by law, to choose join GMB. Any action by an employer aimed at preventing a worker from exercising this right is unlawful.

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