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GMB Rule Book

GMB is governed by its Rule Book and every member of GMB is bound by the rules set out in the book.

GMB rules are made by GMB members and determine the structure, democracy and constitution of the union. The Rule Book also details arrangements for GMB's Full Time Officials, Regions, Finance, Branches and contributions and benefits.

Every second GMB Congress has the status of a 'rule amendment Congress' which means that ordinary GMB members can seek to change the union's rules via amendments submitted through their Branches. The unions Governing body - the Central Executive Council - can propose rule amendments which are voted on by GMB members at any GMB Congress.

The GMB Rule Book covers every aspect of the work of GMB and how its lay democracy works. If you are a GMB member and would like a copy of the rule book please contact your Regional Office or click the icons below to download a PDF version.

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Additional Resources

GMB Rulebook

download pdf420Kb (pdf) - 01 July 2018

The rules include amendments made at Congress 2018 and which come into force on 1 July 2018, unless it says otherwise.

GMB Transfers of Engagements

download pdf344Kb (pdf) - 30 April 2015

The following sub-Rules contain the terms and conditions upon which the National Union of General and Municipal Workers or GMBATU became the Transferee Union of the Transfers of Engagements therein referred to.

Annual Statement To The Members of GMB

download pdf272Kb (pdf) - 08 June 2018

Report of the Auditors to the Members of the GMB.

General Member Auditors 2014

download pdf221Kb (pdf) - 04 July 2014

Electoral Reform Services report detailing the results for the Election of three General Member Auditors 2014