The Union for Brussels-based workers

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.

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► How to join the GMB Brussels Branch
► Your benefits as a member of the GMB Brussels Branch
► Frequently asked questions about joining
► Contact us with any questions or problems

UK News from GMB

  • GMB Scores Historic Victory as TfL Tells Uber to 'Get Out of London’

    <p> Decision follows GMB’s legal victory over Uber, forcing company to defend their record on drivers' employment rights and public safety. </p> <p> GMB, the driver’s union, has scored an historic victory for workers’ rights and passenger safety after Transport For London (TfL) today refused to renew Uber’s license to operate in the capital. </p>
  • Unions to ballot for strike action at Hinkley Point as pay offer rejected

    <p> Construction workers employed at Hinkley Point have overwhelmingly rejected a pay offer in the longstanding dispute over pay and bonuses on the project. </p> <p> The unions concerned, GMB and Unite, will now go ahead with notifying the companies concerned of their intention of holding an industrial action ballot and then progress to ballot members for strike action. </p>
  • ‘Appalling’ New Pay Figures Show Some NHS Earnings down by £7,500 per Year

    <p> Ambulance staff worst affected by huge pay cuts and rocketing workplace stress. </p> <p> GMB analysis of ‘appalling’ new official wage figures reveals the shocking scale of the real-terms pay cuts endured by NHS workers. </p>
  • GMB Says Chinese Bid Is Not the Solution to Moorside Nuclear Plant in Cumbria and Suggests the Lessons of the Toshiba Collapse Have Not Been Learned

    <p> Most members of the public will be looking on in continued bewilderment at the financing pantomime surrounding Moorside and asking why on earth the UK government hasn’t stepped in says GMB. </p> <p> GMB, the energy union, says a bid by Chinese nuclear company CGN for a stake in Moorside is not the solution to the problems of the planned new nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria which is set to have been delivering 7% of the UK’s electricity needs from 2025. </p>
  • GMB Responds to IFS Public Sector Pay Report

    <p> GMB, the union for public sector workers, has responded to the Institute for Fiscal Studies' new report on public sector pay. </p> <p> Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said: </p>

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