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
Strike Action Looms Over Plan To Close 14 Children's Centres and Cut 100 Jobs
<p> GMB members have been served their notice today - this is happening to some of the lowest paid employees of the council.</p> <p> GMB, the union for council workers, is to ballot members for industrial action over plans to shut 14 Coventry children’s centres with the loss of up to 100 jobs.</p>
NHS Vacancies Shoot Up 30 Per Cent in 2 Years
<p> The number of nurses and health visitors plummeted by 1,049 in just one month from March to April 2017.</p> <p> GMB, the union for NHS staff, says poor pay and increased workload are hurting the health service as vacancies have rocketed 30 per cent in just two years.</p>
GMB Reveals £11Billion Public Sector Unpaid Overtime Scandal
<p> Public services are held together by the devotion of overworked and underappreciated employees says GMB.</p> <p> New research by GMB, the union for public sector staff, shows that 1.8million public sector workers regularly work unpaid overtime worth £11 billion a year. </p>
Energy Policy Shake Up Must Support Nuclear and Gas
<p> Greg Clarke must keep his feet nailed firmly to the floor and make urgent investment decisions to also support gas and new nuclear says GMB.</p> <p> GMB, the Union for energy workers, has responded to a major Government shake up in UK energy policy. </p>
PASSING OF MARY TURNER
<p> An announcement from GMB </p>