Congress Diary 2017
500 delegates representing 642,000 GMB members from all parts of the UK and Ireland and from every sector meet to discuss the industrial, economic and political agenda of the third largest trade union.
The 100th GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members, will be held in Plymouth Pavilions from Sunday 4th June to Tuesday, 6th June 2017.
GMB is the direct successor to the Gas Workers & General Union which was formed on 31st March 1889 by Will Thorne. 127 years ago the union spread like wild fire across Britain and Ireland after it liberated gas workers from the unrelenting toil of working twelve hour days for six days a week by winning an eight hour day.
Delegates attending GMB Congress are the members who have been elected to represent 642,000 members from every part of the UK and Ireland and who are employed in every sector of the economy. Congress is GMB’s supreme policy making body.
300 visitors and guests will also attend GMB Congress and are also drawn mainly from GMB organised workplaces around the UK and Ireland.
GMB In Action
You can follow all the speeches, debates, interviews and voting live on Congress TV:
If you would like to see Congress documents click here