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About GMB Scotland

About GMB Scotland

GMB is Scotland’s campaigning trade union. Wherever you work, whatever you do, the protection, progress and prosperity of your working life, today and in the future, is our mission.

GMB campaigns for the interests of our members across many of Scotland’s key economic sectors. From care to council services, gas and utilities to shipbuilding, whisky distilleries to the supermarket shop floor, you’ll find GMB members at work.

We are a growing, forward-thinking trade union in increasingly challenging, changing, diverse and divisive times. We communicate and engage constantly and credibly with our members on every aspect of their life at work. We use every tool at our disposal, from the digital to the legal, to represent our members.

We work with our members’ employers where we have common cause but understand that our interests are not always the same. We recognise the importance of politics but we will never play politics with the interests of the people who entrust us with their membership.

In GMB our members’ interests come first. Always.

We are proud of our past achievements from the establishment of the 8 hour working day to exposing the scandal of blacklisting but we don’t live in the past, nor can we afford to either. We must always keep moving forward so we can stay credible and relevant to working people in our ever-changing world.

It’s never been more important to be in a trade union, whether you work in multinational company of thousands or a small start-up enterprise.  

Being a member of GMB means being part of a growing family that delivers better terms and conditions of employment, unrivalled legal support and services - and the confidence that your trade union stands with you every step of the way on your journey through your working life.