Making It

GMB is proud of our manufacturing members, proud of our heritage and ambitious for the future of manufacturing in the UK. ​

Some of the country’s best loved products are made by GMB members – but it’s fair to say that they don’t always get the recognition they deserve.​

Manufacturing needs to be at the heart of any industrial strategy if the Government is to build a strong and sustainable recovery.​

Politicians talk the talk, but that’s not enough. Who can forget the betrayal of Teeside Steelworks, the cancelling of the Sheffield Forgemasters loan or the devastation of a once-proud textiles industry?​

With real challenges on the horizon, we all need to stand up for manufacturing in the UK.

Above all, we need to tackle the myth that Britain ‘doesn’t make things anymore.’ That’s why GMB has launched the We’re Making It campaign. ​

Celebrating our members’ achievements and diversity; campaigning to protect fair wages and high-skilled jobs.​

That’s what this campaign is all about. It’s time that manufacturing workers were given the support and recognition they deserve. GMB is right behind them. 

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