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You can either hand it to your local representative, or post it – simply write FREEPOST GMB on an envelope– you don’t need a stamp or any other address details.

Contribution Rates

From 1 October 2018:-

Full time - Grade 1 = £13.70 per month

Part time - Grade 2 = £7.96  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.  GMB Regional contacts.

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.

Please note that representation will not be available for issues that pre-date your membership.