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

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    <p> When in 2013 GMB launched the first high court claims on behalf of those blacklisted there were many in the establishment who said we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. </p>
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    <p> If Brexit is going to work for workers, this is exactly the sort of decision that needs to be made in their interests - the Government has to reverse this decision now says GMB </p>
  • NCC Fork Out £900k on ex-CEO's Consultancy Firm

    <p> For Northamptonshire County Council to splurge almost £1million on consultancy while people are losing their jobs and services are being cut is particularly sickening says GMB. </p>
  • Corbyn Savages PM Over NCC

    <p> This depressingly predictable slide towards the financial ruin and effective bankruptcy by Northamptonshire County Council is the result of staggering incompetence from both Whitehall and in County Hall says GMB </p>
  • Reject 'Jam tomorrow' NHS Pay Offer

    <p> For long-serving NHS workers a 6.5% increase over three years actually means a real terms pay cut with inflation set to hit 9.6% during same period says GMB </p>

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