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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 = £3 per month

Membership will include access to an NUS/NSoA Extra card.  We work with NUS (National Union of Students) and National Society of Apprentices (NSoA, the apprentice arm of NUS) to ensure apprentices get the best deal at work and can access great new benefits. 

The card will allow our apprentice members to access all of the same discounts that an NUS card does, with money off days out and attractions and discounts at a huge range of high street stores, restaurants and takeaways. For a full list of current discounts please visit

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.