GMB in Europe
GMB is unique in being one of the few British trade unions, and one of a handful of pioneer unions at European level, with a permanent office in Brussels.
At a time when the European Social model is under threat, as EU Governments put labour market flexibility above workers' rights, it is vital that European unions work together at European level to protect and promote our social Europe.
The purpose of the GMB European Office is to influence European legislation and initiatives, to the benefit of our members and their families, and provide them with greater rights, protection and opportunities in their work and lives. The office provides support and assistance to our members in all our regions, and across all our industries and services.
Being at the heart of Europe's decision making centre, GMB has developed a large network of contacts in the European Commission, European Parliament, Council and other related institutions and organisations.
The GMB European Office is very successful in gaining European funding to support a large number of training and information projects directly involving and supporting our members. This gives our members valuable opportunities to share experiences with trade union colleagues from other European Countries.
Through the services we are able to provide at European level, we hope to protect and promote the rights of our members, persuade non-members to join GMB, and encourage employers to recognise and negotiate with our Union in the knowledge that we are an influential organisation in Europe.
The GMB European Office produces a monthly update summarizing relevant developments at European level and our activities. Click here for the latest GMB European News Bulletin.
The GMB European office is located right at the heart of the major European Union Institutions in Brussels and is used regularly by GMB delegations and for meetings with our European trade union colleagues. Directions to GMB European Office.
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