Political Department

GMB is a founder member of the Labour Party and is its third largest affiliate – with a proud history of fighting for fairness, equality and social justice on important issues like the rights of workers and housing.

Since the 28th February 1900, GMB has been active at all levels of the Party including ward, constituency, local authority district, regional, national and European level. Tens of thousands of GMB members are also members of the Labour Party, and thousands of these GMB members represent GMB in the constituency bodies of the Party. There are over 2,000 GMB members who are Labour Party local councillors. Over 80 Labour MPs are GMB members as are 3 Labour MEPs. There are GMB Members in the elected Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. There are also GMB Members in the Greater London Assembly. GMB is represented by elected lay members and relevant full time officers at all the democratic policy conferences that take place throughout the year.

The Political Fund
The GMB Union has a political fund which is used to finance political campaigns on behalf of GMB members. It is important that trade union members have a voice and are able to lobby governments of all political parties.

We believe that it is important that GMB members have a voice putting both the case of the employees and the users of public services to government at national, regional and local level. Like many other trade unions we use our political fund for these purposes.

If you and your family would like to start receiving all the benefits of being a GMB member, then please join here.
Login and access the GMB Resource Area; full of useful information for members and reps, you can also update your details.
RSS
Cumbria News
  • GMB Survey
    Dear GMB Post holder, In the coming months – partly thanks to high profile GMB campaigns against bad employers such as Uber and ASOS – Members of Parliament are going to hold an investigation into the future of work and…Read more › […]
  • Christmas draw
    C11 Xmas Prize Draw 2016 amended […]
  • GMB FACTSHEET ON Gov FEE 30 HOURS
    GMB Factsheet on Gov FEE 30 Hours […]