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
GMB Says Proper Home-grown Energy Supply Would Be Cheaper Alternative to Hinkley-style Funding
<p> It’s beyond stupid for the UK to rely on foreign Governments and companies to keep our lights on.</p> <p> GMB, the union for energy workers, has said a proper home-grown, publically funded energy supply would be a cheaper alternative to another Hinkley Point C style funding arrangement.</p>
Hospital Worker Suspended For Rolling Trouser Leg Up On Hottest Day
<p> The suspended worker has been treated unfairly in our view and should be reinstated immediately and a sensible resolution should be brought about says GMB London.</p> <p> Hospital workers in Watford General hospital who asked their managers for permission to wear three quarter length trousers because of the intense heat were told to keep wearing their normal black combat trousers. Yesterday, 21st June 2017, a worker was suspended from work for rolling his trousers up, disciplinary action may follow.</p>
End Pay Pinch on European Public Services Day
<p> Embargoed until 00:01 Friday June 23, 2017.</p> <p> Union makes rallying cry on anniversary of the EU referendum.</p>
School Staff Cuts 'Devastating'
<p> New figures show more than ten thousand support staff jobs lost.</p> <p> GMB, the union for school support staff, today said that children’s education was suffering as support staff bear the brunt of school funding cuts.</p>
Concerns Over Closure Of UK's Biggest Gas Storage Plant
<p> We must protect supply which provides 85% for heat to our homes, says union. </p> <p> GMB, the union for energy workers, has expressed concern over the decision by British Gas owners Centrica to close the UK’s largest gas storage plant.</p>