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
Protest for Sacked Taxi Driver
<p> This protest is in anger at the treatment of a decent, hard-working family man whose only crime appears to be membership of a trade union says GMB. </p>
Furious Drivers Consider Action Against DHL/UKMail
<p> GMB has written to DHL/UK Mail demanding an urgent meeting to discuss their appalling treatment of drivers. </p>
Bombardier Crisis 'Must Never Happen Again'
<p> The rejection of Boeing's compliant wouldn't have happened without the GMB delegation that lobbied the European Commission. </p>
Social Care is 'Ticking Timebomb'
<p> Britain's army of careworkers are overworked, underpaid and denied the career progression they need says GM </p>
Taylor Review Response 'Weak'
<p> Big change is needed, change that is backed up by law and proper penalties for breaking those laws, says GMB. </p>