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About GMB Public Services Section

GMB's Public Services Section is for members of the Union who are employed in local authorities, schools, the NHS, further and higher education, passenger transport, social care, voluntary organisations and private sector contractors engaged in publicly funded work. There are over 322,544 members in the Public Services Section, the vast majority of them working in schools.

The Government's proposals for our public services include massive reorganisation and an increased use of the private sector under Best Value, PFI and Public:Private Partnerships. GMB continues to campaign for additional resources from the public purse, improved standards and greater accountability.

The changing face of our public services requires a streetwise, flexible and powerful union that can safeguard our public services and all public service workers. The transfer of MPO - the Managerial and Professional Officers' Union - in February 2001 ensures GMB is the Union to represent and negotiate on behalf of all employees at every level in the Public Sector.

  • Public Services: Schools Support Staff, Local Government, Education
  • F&H, Ambulance Staff, NHS, Public Transport