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HOW TO JOIN THE GMB UNION

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Click on the link below to go to the secure online application form on the main GMB website which will take you around 10 minutes to complete. Before you begin make sure you have your bank account details to hand to complete the direct debit form.



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JUNE 2016 LATEST NEWS

GMB Fights Ban At Windsor Racecourse For GMB Private Hire Drivers

30 June 2016

We welcome the response to reinstate access to the grounds at Windsor and level the playing field for all private hire drivers says GMB

GMB, the union for professional drivers, has successfully negotiated full access to Windsor Racecourse for taxi and private hire drivers after they were denied full access to the grounds.

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GMB Postpone Protest At Tesco Hq Following New Proposals From Bakkavor Meals

17 June 2016

New proposals presented today will be taken back to our members at Bakkavor Meals in due course for their consideration says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the food industry, has postponed a planned demonstration outside Tesco’s headquarters following new proposals from Tesco supplier Bakkavor Meals. (See notes to editors previous press releases about Bakkavor Meals).

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GMB Hold Demo Outside Home Office Over Inaction On Tier 2 Visa Abuse

17 June 2016

Theresa May is talking tough in successive speeches but dragging her feet on action to stop abuse of tier 2 visas, this is gross hypocrisy by Mrs May says GMB

GMB members employed by British Airways staged a picket line and demonstration today (Wednesday 15th June) outside the Home Office against the potential loss of around 800 skilled IT jobs at sites across the UK.

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GMB Question 7% Raise For Addison Lee Drivers

17 June 2016

We have been advised by GMB members that the reality of the deal is very different and feel that the claim is inaccurate says GMB

GMB, the union for private hire drivers, has responded to an article from City AM that claimed a new deal for Addison Lee drivers had improved earnings by 7%. (See notes to editors for a link to the article).

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Norfolk Refuse Workers Take Industrial Action Over Pay

17 June 2016

GMB Members Employed On North Norfolk Refuse Contract To Take Industrial Action Over Pay

All our members are asking for is a fair wage for the hard work and endeavour they provide for the residents and businesses of North Norfolk says GMB.

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Bed Blocking up by 1.8m days

17 June 2016

Bed Blocking In England Up By 32% Since 2011/12 New GMB Study Shows

The severe cuts in local authorities’ social services provision is the major contributory factor for bed-blocking getting worse says GMB

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London housing crisis spreads outside M25

Scandal Of Rip Off Landlords As Rents Soar In Parts Of South East As London Housing Crisis Spreads Outside M25 Gmb Congress In Bournemouth Told

Security of tenure especially for families with children at school and rent controls will have to be introduced as well as a crash programme for new social housing in London and the South East if we want to maintain essential services GMB Congress told

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London GMB Race Group wins GMB congress equality award

17 June 2016

London GMB Race Group Receives Equality Award At GMB Congress In Bournemouth

The GMB London Race group has been instrumental in empowering ethnic minority GMB members and challenging race discrimination in the workplace and society at large says GMB.

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We want government to start consultation on the future of Sure Start Centres

10 June 2016

During the 2014 election David Cameron made a commitment that his government would not close any Sure Start Centres but they would look at starting a consultation process as to its future. We want the government to start consultation ASAP as centres are in a funding crisis and closing as a result.

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Local Government Pension Scheme

10 June 2016

Fair is Fair, deal?

As part of the LGPS 2014 agreement the local government employers committed to allowing anyone transferring out of local government to carry on paying into the pension, this was called Fair Deal.

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WORKPLACE REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

REQUEST FOR WORKPLACE SUPPORT

If you are an existing member or thinking about joining the GMB and would like to speak to one of our Organising Team officers first, please complete the following information below.
Please also complete this form if you think that there is a possibility of increasing GMB membership or, you would like us to assist in developing GMB organisation and representational structures where you work.
Alternatively for further help and advice call the regional office on 020 8202 8272.

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Are you a GMB Rep or Workplace contact
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GMB RATES

GMB MEMBERSHIP RATES

GMB is the UK's third largest, trade union and probably the fastest growing with a 15% increase in members in real terms in the last five years.

WORKING FULL TIME MORE THAN 20 HOURS A WEEK



12.57

Month

If you work in a school please check the current GMB rate with your local GMB office.

Other rates available for:

Apprentices = £2 per month

Students who are in employment will continue to pay the rate applicable to their employment and hours of work.

WORKING PART TIME LESS THAN 20HRS A WEEK



7.37

Month

And for GMB members under 18 years.

If you work in a school please check the current GMB rate with your local GMB office.

Non-working Students = £1 per month

Sick and unemployed members = 5p per week.

RETIRING FROM WORK




Free

Terms Apply

Retired Life Membership is free

As long as you retire permanently from work

Have 5 years membership

Apply within 3 months from your last contribution

REASONS TO JOIN GMB

REASONS TO JOIN GMB

GMB London Region Offices

Chelmsford ~ 01245 345165
Romford ~ 020 8518 9200
Hayes ~ 020 8756 0276
Hendon ~ 020 8202 8272
Luton ~ 01582 404842
Norwich ~ 01603 626492/625260
Southend ~ 01702 390512
GMB Academies Members Helpline
0800 035 6406
Unionline ~ Members Legal Helpline
0300 333 0303

Political

GMB want to help our members get involved in politics at all levels. Standing for your local council in devolved elections, for Westminster or European Parliaments are good ways of making sure that the views of ordinary working people are heard in the corridors of power.
Email: Gary Doolan Tel. 020 7391 6748

Thinking of Joining

If you are an existing member or thinking about joining the GMB and would like to speak to one of our Organising Team officers first. Please complete our

workplace request for support

form if you think that there is a possibility of increasing GMB membership or, you would like us to assist in developing GMB organisation and representational structures where you work.

Retiring from Work

You don't have to give up GMB because you have retired from work. The GMB Retired Members Association (RMA) is just for retired members who want to continue their GMB work. As of 1 July 2015, Retired Life Membership is free as long as you retire permanently from work, have 5 years membership and apply within 3 months from your last contribution. You become a life member of GMB RMA and join thousands of other GMB members who have lots of spare time to organise and be involved in GMB campaigns and activities.

Representation & Negiotiation

Experienced GMB Organisers can arrange to represent members at their workplace if necessary and can all upon specialist legal advice on members' behalf for matters such as Employment Tribunals.

Phone GMB London Region Office on 020 8202 8272.

Health & Safety at Work

For a comprehensive support and guidance service including visits and inspection of GMB members workplaces, phone 020 8202 8272 and get expert advice from our specialist GMB Health & Safety Officers.

It is recognised that you are 50% safer at work if you have a union to support you.

Legal Compensation

With years of experience, professionally trained and motivated representatives, staff and solicitors, you are in good hands. The GMB legal services recover millions of pounds each year for members and their families without members paying a penny more than their monthly contributions.

Brighter Prospects

Workers in unionised workplaces are more likely to receive job related training than their counterparts in non-union workplaces. The GMB has thousands of Learning Representatives who can unlock the door to education for you – whether it's training to get more pay, a better job or just learning something that is of personal interest to you.

Better and Safer Pension

Trade unions have won better occupational pensions for part-time workers and we have forced the Government to set up a pension protection fund which means if your pension scheme goes bust you are fully protected.

More to Say

People working in unionised workplaces are twice as likely to have a say through consultative committees as people in non-union workplaces. Regular meetings with management are more likely where unions are present and the GMB will be working hard to ensure that employers comply with laws on information and consultation which mean you get a say in your workplace.

Strong Political Voice

The GMB, working with other unions, has won 56 new commitments out of the previous Labour Government, including the right to five weeks paid holiday each year, excluding bank holidays, greater pension protection, the extension of protection pay and conditions in public services, and a procurement policy that will safeguard jobs and skills in manufacturing.

Job Security

Non-union members are twice as likely to be sacked as members.

Better Pay

Workers who belong to a trade union are paid about 8% more than non union workers in comparable jobs.

OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

GMB is your union. It is not out to make a fast buck, its job is to provide the best services in the country to GMB members.

Members Legal Help

You can call us about any employment law or personal injury law problem and we will provide legal advice if you are a GMB member.

Our employment law service provides complete advice and representation to GMB members at no cost. Call 0300 333 0303

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Equality Survey

Take part in our Equality Survey, this information is vital to our union in making sure that we are representative of our members.

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GMB Equality

Our Self-organised groups are confidential, safe-spaces for members who want to talk about their issues and campaign together. The strands are:

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Thinking of Joining

We provide many services and benefits to our members for a small monthly cost. Not sure, fill out our

for a member of our organising team to contact you and discuss our membership benefits.

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Motor Legal Services

If you are involved in a non fault accident, your UNIONLINE Motor Legal Service provides a replacement vehicle, organise and handle the repairs, as well as dealing with the recovery of all losses and handling any personal injury claim

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Hearings and Appeals

Workers have the right to be accompanied at grievance and disciplinary hearings and appeals, even if their employer does not recognise GMB.

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Your Civil Rights

Every worker has the fundamental civil right to join GMB, and to take part in its activities. Nor can an employer offer better terms and conditions to non-members than to GMB members.

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Cash Benefit

GMB can help by paying members the following benefits. Weekly Accident Benefit for up to 13 weeks, Permanent Total Disablement Grant, Occupational Fatal Accident Benefit, Non-occupational Fatal Accident Benefit and Victimisation Benefit.

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Motor Legal Services

UNIONLINE Motor Legal Service is available to GMB members and their families free of charge for if you need to make a motor Service claim following an accident or damage to your vehicle.

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Social Security Advice

Free help with queries about pensions, industrial injuries, sickness, unemployment and all other benefits. Free help if you need to appeal against a DSS decision.

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Strike or Industrial Action

The law requires unions to hold fully postal ballots of members before calling a strike or other industrial action.

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Unionline

Worried about debt, or a bad landlord? Call UNIONLINE 0300 333 0303

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BENEFITS OF GMB MEMBERSHIP

BENEFIT OF GMB MEMBERSHIP

The GMB have sort companies that may be able to give you help or special discounts. An extra benefit to joining the GMB.

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