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
Most People on Island of Ireland Now Support Abortion ‘When a Woman Asks’ According to GMB Report
<p> The figure rises above 60 per cent in cases for rape, incest and serious malformation of the foetus.</p> <p> Most people across Ireland, North and South, now support abortion on the basis of a woman asking for one, a new GMB report has found. </p>
GMB Accuses Sellafield Management of Intimidation Ahead of Second Firefighters' Strike
<p> Sellafield management’s campaign of intimidation is not helping negotiations and is making matters significantly worse says GMB. </p> <p> GMB, the union for nuclear workers, has accused Sellafield Management of intimidation ahead of the second firefighters strike today. <p>
‘Traffic Chaos’ Warning As GMB Members at Arriva Walk Out Over Pay Dispute
<p> Yesterday inflation hit 3%, so this Arriva pay offer means a real terms pay cut for members. </p> <p> GMB members working for Arriva will walk out tomorrow [October 19 2017] in the first of three strikes following a pay dispute. </p>
GMB Welcomes Stronger Regulation For Uber In Wales
<p> This is the dark side of the so called ‘gig-economy’, where bosses can cast aside drivers for failing to be slaves to their appliances. </p> <p> GMB, the union for Taxi and private hire drivers, has welcomed calls from the Welsh Government for Uber to develop a business culture in line with the Government's fair work agenda. </p>
‘Grim Victory’ After GMB Campaign Saves Five Children’s Centre from Closure
<p> But 21 are still set to close in a dark day for parents and children of the UK’s second city. <p> <p> GMB, the union for children’s centre workers, is celebrating a ‘grim victory’ after a campaign saved five children’s centres from closure. </p>