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 101st GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members, will be held in Brighton from Sunday 3rd June to Wednesday, 6th June 2018.
GMB is the direct successor to the Gas Workers & General Union which was formed on 31st March 1889 by Will Thorne. 128 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.