The GMB Brussels Branch is the only branch of a UK Trade Union operating in Brussels. This means we can offer you the best of both worlds. All of our members and officers work in Brussels and so they understand the Brussels working environment. But at the same time, as part of the GMB Trade Union with over 610,000 members, we can call upon greater resources when our members need them.
The GMB is a general Union; this means anyone can join. We are well placed to represent ex-pats from the UK who are working in Brussels, and we can offer help and advice on your employment situation both in UK and Belgian law. We are also in a very good position to represent members who are not from the UK but who work for UK public bodies and UK employers here in Brussels. We are an international Branch – although we are part of a UK Trade Union, our members are from many different nationalities.
Membership of the Branch gives you the right to help, advice and representation from our trained representatives when you need it – however small or large your problem may seem. We also campaign collectively for improvement in our members’ working conditions, at the workplace level and across Brussels.
UK News from GMB
FTSE100 Fat Cats Earn Same As 400 Care Workers
<p> The fact FTSE100 CEO pay is rising five times faster than average wages is a badge of national shame, says GMB Union </p>
Shock Care Home Closure
<p> To turf 28 people out of their homes, and give 45 dedicated carers the sack with no notice is nothing short of disgusting says GMB </p>
Oil Rig Members Accept Improved Pay Deal
<p> GMB members showed how prepared they were to flex their industrial muscles when required says GMB Union </p>
Refuse Worker Deaths Shoot Up
<Despite their highly hazardous work, dedicated refuse workers have seen their pay plummet in real terms since 2011 says GMB Union
Stricter Rules Needed For Independent Energy Companies
<p> The latest collapses in the energy market by Iresa and National Gas and Power are a clear signal to Ofgem to act says GMB Union </p>