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As GMB is a general union this means that anyone can join us. GMB has almost 619,000 members working in every part of the UK economy doing every type of job imaginable and our membership is made up of a wide and diverse cross section of Britain’s society.

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For the 1.5 million staff working in local authorities and schools, the pay deal agreed at the end of last year means that the next pay anniversary date will be April 2016. Negotiations for 2016 will get under way in just a few months.