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.

Read more:

► 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

  • Tory Manifesto 'Total Shambles' After U-Turn

    <p> This gives the lie the country is in safe hands with the Tories, says union.</p> <p> The GMB union has branded the Conservative manifesto ‘a shambles’ after the party performed a u-turn on social care just days after the policy was announced.</p>
  • National Taxi And Private Hire Protest

    <p> Demos take place across the country in anger at ‘Wild West’ regulation.</p> <p> GMB members will launch a national day of protest in a bid to protect the taxi and private hire industries.</p>
  • GMB Rallying Call For Labour In Wales

    <p> Tim Roache delivers powerful speech to activists in Welsh capital. </p> <p> Tim Roache produced a stirring speech to GMB activists in the Cardiff office.</p>
  • Tory Dementia Tax Places Burden On Wrong Shoulders

    <p> This measure is a drop in the ocean compared to the £2.6 billion social care funding chasm the Government has presided over. </p> <p> GMB has criticised the Conservative’s ‘dementia tax’ plans for placing the social care burden on the wrong shoulders.</p>
  • Report Highlights Public Sector Recruitment Crisis

    <p> It's time that nurses, teaching assistants, and all other public sector workers got the real pay rise they need and deserve. <p> <p> GMB, the union for public sector workers, has commented on an IFS report [1] highlighting recruitment and retention issues caused by the Government's 1% public sector pay cap.</p>

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