Just to make you aware the recent union fee increase was voted on and accepted at GMB Congress 2016 on a national level by all delegates who attended from Public services, Manufacturing and Commercial services. As a branch we personally voted against the increase as we felt with the changes and turmoil of the past year this would be seen as yet again another negative. Normally we would receive notification and details to share regarding increases but sadly this has not happened on this occasion. We have passed on our concerns to the Wales and Southwest region.
Full time – Grade 1 = £3.00 per week (£13.00 per month)
Part time – Grade 2 = £1.75 per week (£7.59 per month) GMB members working part-time for 20 hours or less and GMB members under 18 years. If you work in a school please check the current GMB rate with your local GMB office.
Sick and unemployed members = 5p per week.
Retired life members = If a GMB member retires on or after 1 July 2015, they can apply for free retired life membership within three months of no longer paying contributions in line with rules 45 or 46. To qualify, they have to be permanently retired from paid work, be members for at least 5 years and apply in writing to become retired life members of the union.
Apprentices = £2 per month
Non-working Students = £1 per month, Students who are in employment will continue to pay the rate applicable to their employment and hours of work.