Schools & Academies

GMB is the biggest union in schools for support staff.

Our members are teaching assistants, midday supervisors, site managers, catering staff, cleaning staff, technical support staff, librarians, administrators, business managers.

We not only represent our members at school but we campaign to improve working conditions.

The Schools Team

We have a designated team who look after members in schools. we visit schools every day right across London region.

Stop the Cuts

Our education system is facing the most brutal and damaging cuts we have seen in years. We know our members working in already cash strapped schools will bear the brunt of this unless we fight these devastating funding cuts. We need to stand together if we are going to save our schools, jobs and the education of millions of children.

We want to visit your school and hear what your concerns are. We want to tell you about GMB's campaign to stop these cuts and how you can get involved. It is up to all of us to stop our education system being run into the ground.


Allegations have increased hugely over the past decade and it is vital that if an allegation is made you contact us immediately to get advice and representation. please encourage colleagues who are not members to join so they are protected at work.

Above and Beyond

We recently contacted members to find out how many extra hours you work without pay or recognition. if you haven’t completed the survey click here.

GMB London snapshot reveal school support staff are regularly being asked to work unpaid hours

Workplace Reps

If you are interested in becoming a union rep please let us know. If you are a rep but want an update on issues or require further support please contact us

Visiting your school

If you would like a visit from one of our school team officers contact us at or call us on 020 8202 8272 or 01582 404 842.


If you want to become a member of the GMB join online at or alternatively contact us on 020 8202 8272

Don’t lose your voice at work. Switch to Direct Debit now!

The government has introduced a new anti-trade union law which is designed to take away GMB membership. If you’re paying your GMB contributions directly from your wages, you could lose your GMB membership unless you switch to direct debit payments.

It's quick and easy to Switch to Direct Debit. Just follow this link and log in to fill out your personal and account details in our secure members area to perform the switch. It's that simple.


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