GMB Branches consist of members of a geographical area or sections of industry or workplace.
Each GMB Branch elects its own officers: the Secretary, President, Auditor, Branch Youth Officer and Branch Equality Officer. All branch officers are elected every four years and are lay volunteers. These individuals are not employed by GMB but work on behalf of GMB to provide advice and support to those members belonging to their branch.
Every GMB branch is entitled to submit motions to GMB Congress. These must be received at the Regional Office by 31 January each year. Emergency motions can be submitted at any time after 31 January up to and including during Congress week. Each of the nine GMB regions will send a delegation of between 35 and 70 members (2013 numbers), depending of the total number of members in the region. Every GMB branch may nominate a member for election or appointment to represent the region at Congress and these nominations must be received at the regional office by 31 December each year. Voting by branches for the election of Congress delegates is held during January and February. Close of voting is 28 February each year.
GMB Congress 2015 will be held on Sunday 7th June - Thursday 11th June, Citywest Hotel, Dublin.