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GMB Northern Region’s Membership Services Department is available to assist with your membership queries such as amending your direct debit details, applying for retired life membership, updating your address and contact details and much more.

If you prefer to complete a form to amend your membership details please download our
amendment form here.

Membership for Life
As a general trade union, covering a wide variety of workplaces and job roles, you can literally be a member for life, taking your membership with you to each new employer and once you have retired permanently we can even offer you a retired life membership, provided you have been a member for at least five years.

If your employment circumstances change please let us know as soon as possible. If you are paying your contributions by direct debit most updates can be completed in one simple phone call.

Changing Employer
Changing your employer doesn’t mean that you need to change your union. As a general trade union, GMB has expertise across a wide and diverse range of workplaces, so no matter where you work it is vital that you remain a GMB member.

We will help and advise you with any workplace issue, providing professional advice, support and representation; even if your employer does not recognise a trade union you still have the right to trade union representation.

If your employment details do change or are due to change soon please contact the Membership Services Department so that we can keep your details up to date.

If you are unemployed we can offer you a reduced rate of just 22p per month so that you can retain your membership at a minimal cost until you find your next role. To be eligible for this reduced rate all we ask is that you have paid 12 months contributions at a standard rate.

Contact the Membership Services Department

To contact the Membership Services Department you can either call FREEPHONE 0800 731 7017,
e-mail us at or write to;

Membership Services Department
GMB Northern Region
1 Mosley Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact us at Newcastle, Cumbria, Middlesbrough & Sunderland

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