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
Pensions Regulator Should Show Its Teeth
<p> Hard-earned retirement incomes have been put at risk for far too long by speculators and spivs. </p> <p> GMB has called on the Pensions Regulator to bare its teeth following the body’s decision to prosecute Dominic Chappell. </p>
'Renewables Should Be Funded Through Taxation'
<p> Every single one of the 27 million households in Britain has already had to fork out to wind farmers for not producing any electricity and that may be just the tip of the iceberg says GMB. </p> <p> GMB, the energy workers' union, has today called for subsidies on renewable energy to paid for through general taxation alongside an investigation into a bonkers wind power ‘rip off racket’ centred in Scotland. </p>
Response To Claims Shale Gas Reserves Are 'Hyped'
<p> Rather than speculating how big Britain's shale gas reserves might be, the sensible course of action is for government to give the go-ahead to sufficient exploratory wells to establish exactly how much gas is there, says GMB. </p> <p> Gas workers union GMB has today called for government to give the go-ahead to more exploratory wells so that an informed, facts based debate can take place after an academic today warned that the potential for fracking in the UK had been “hyped”. </p>
North East Zero Hours Contract Capital Of UK
<p> Tens of thousands of people across the region head to work each day not knowing what their hours will be, or even if they will be told to go home when they get there. </p> <p> GMB, the union for gig economy workers, has called for action after the number of workers on zero hours contracts in the North East shot up 11,000 compared to the same point last year. </p>
Real Wages Fall Yet Again
<p> Families are struggling because the Government and greedy employers either don't care or like the system the way it is.</p> <p> GMB has called for action after new statistics show average wages have fallen once again.</p>