Education

Regional Training 

GMB is at the forefront of the trade union movement in providing education and training for its representatives, branch officers and full-time officials.  Our extensive regional training programme offers a package of courses from induction and support training for new representatives to advanced training for more experienced representatives. 

Following your election you will be encouraged to attend a scheme of education and training aimed at enhancing your capabilities and skills as a GMB representative, emphasising organisation and recruitment.  This initial training will cover health & safety, legal rights in the workplace and equality issues. 

Under present legislation, your employer should give you paid release for this training.  You can then progress to more advanced training and education opportunities. Watch out for our full range of courses for 2016 or email Colin Kirkham, National Project Director RERHSO for further details - colin.kirkham@gmb.org.uk or Victoria Austin, Education Secretary - Victoria.austin@gmb.org.uk

Vicky Austin and Colin Kirkham


Become a Workplace Rep

If you would like to become a workplace representative then click here to complete an application form. Further details on the role and responsibility of a workplace rep can be found in the GMB members’ handbook.

For further details contact GMB on 0345 337 7777


2017-2018 EDUCATION PROGRAMME

GMB Education Programme 2018.doc

GFTU 2017 to 2018 Programme.pdf

TUC Courses Sept 2017.pdf

Trade Union Studies At Leeds City College January to April 2017.pdf

Congress Explained 2017.pdf

GFTU Education In Action.pdf 

GMB Structure

Making & Implementing GMB Policy