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Membership

Membership

As a general union, GMB membership is open to all workers and students in both the public and private sectors. 

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 GMB Scotland 0141332 8641.

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.

Join GMB Scotland online

You can click here to join GMB Scotland online and leave the rest to GMB.

Download an application form

Download a GMB application form.pdf

Please note that representation will only be afforded once you are a member and not for existing problems that pre-date your membership.