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    Our region enjoys the specialist legal support of our dedicated solicitors, UNIONLINE.

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    As a general trade union we represent members across all kinds of industries and work places. 


  • Campaigns

    The GMB Trade Union is a campaigning union and we often identify workplaces that require more trade union support


  • Member Services

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Talks aimed at avoiding disruption to water supply and treatment services over the Christmas period have ended without agreement. Over 1000 workers employed at Northern Ireland... more »
GMB is recognised as the leading British trade union on health, safety and environmental issues. GMB’s health, safety and environmental policy states that the union will work: ‘To... more »
Proposals will mean that all workers pay more and most will need to work for more years for less than under the current pensions scheme says GMB GMB and the two others unions in... more »
GMB along with CWU members have access to FREE Legal Services via UNIONLINE, which is only a phone call away 0300 333 0303 or go the website www.unionline.co.uk Legal Services... more »
        GMB Training North West & Irish Region Induction Course dates 2015 Cheadle 9 to 13 February 27 April to 1 May 13 to 17 July 27 to 31 July 2 to 6 November 16 t0 20... more »
Further stoppages across the NHS are inevitable should Jeremy Hunt continue to refuse to hold discussions to settle the pay dispute says GMB. GMB members in the ambulance service in England and Northern Ireland are considering a 48 hour continuous strike as part of a programme with other health unions to escalate the strike action in the New Year in the pay dispute in the NHS. See below for text of joint statement from the health unions. The two day stoppage in the ambulance service, should it... more »

GMB is asking workers earning less than £10 an hour to tell us what life is like on these wages.

Whilst research has been done by churches and charities to determine what a living wage might be, GMB believes that this still falls short of what it really costs to live in Britain today.

GMB wants to make sure politicians and journalists know what it's like to try to live on low pay and short hours. We will use the information from the survey to campaign for a higher minimum wage and the right to choose the working hours we need to live on.

This link will direct you to the GMB survey ‘Life on the Living Wage’; if you have 5 minutes, please fill it out.

GMB will have the survey and will publish our findings on our websites and Facebook regularly, so keep your eye out for updates.

Importantly this is your opportunity to tell your story of what life is like on a low wage.

CLICK HERE to take part in our survey


GMB e-petition


The NHS was founded in times of great austerity following the second world war, times were really tough, disease was rife and the national debt was massive as we had to rebuild parts of Britain.

65 years later, despite David Cameron's election pledge that the NHS was safe in his hands, we are seeing the fragmentation and piece by piece privatisation of OUR NHS.

The NHS is struggling under the austerity cuts imposed by this un-elected coalition, Cameron wants it to fail to make privatisation seem like the only answer, it is not the answer and we are asking everybody to make their voices heard. It is our NHS, paid for through our taxes, for the treatment of ourselves and our families. No private company should be allowed to profit from it. Please sign our petition and forward the link to your friends, family and work colleagues.

"It will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it"


Register your support for our e-petition here and Keep Private Companies Out of Our NHS

2014 Woman’s Conference

Free Legal Services

GMB Trade Union members have access to FREE legal assistance from our trade union solicitors and has years of experience in successfully recovering compensation for our union members.

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credit union

Our region has been working closely with Thorne Credit Union to put together something for our members, to help through these time of austerlty. packs and leaflets are being distributed, full details to follow here soon...

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What Our Members Think

We are one of the leading Trade Unions in the UK . As we are a service lead organisation and helping people is what we do, it is really important what our members think of us.

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