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
Fresh Paramedic Strike
<p> The last thing we want is ongoing industrial action, yet NWAS seem determined to let the situation continue says GMB Union </p>
Academy Cuts 13 Jobs
<p> We know it is getting increasingly harder for schools to provide a decent education for our children, but the answer is not to take away vital support from the most vulnerable pupils says GMB. </p>
Hose Pipe Ban as 400m Litres Wasted Daily
<p> Millions of people in the North West are facing shortages while United Utilities let more than 175 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of water go down the plug hole every single day, says GMB Union</p>
'Sleep In' Ruling Crticised
<p> Common sense should be restored by any appeal to the Supreme Court, union says </p>
'Shambolic' Brexit White Paper
<p> Workers and employers still have zero clarity about what the practical impact of Brexit will be, union warns </p>