GMB Congress 2019 made the decision to increase contributions rates for 2019-2020, to be implemented from 1st October 2019. The new rates will be as follows:-
Grade 1 (full time) to increase by 10 pence to £3.25 per week (£14.14 per month) Grade 2 (part time, i.e. for those working 20 hours or less per week) to increase by 5 pence to £1.88 per week (£8.18 per month) with effect from 1st October 2019.
The standard rates for Apprentices remain unchanged, at £3 per month and for non-working Students of £1 per month. Students who are in employment will continue to pay the rate applicable to their employment.
The current Promotional Rate remains unchanged, at £1 per week (£4.34 per month). This rate shall also apply to those members who work 10 hours or less per week.
Life Membership for retiring members on or after 1st July 2015 is free. The same rules apply; they must have 5 years or more continuous service.
There will be no change to the Sick and Unemployed rates which shall remain at 5 pence per week.
Employers operating “check-off” system will receive notification of these changes in week commencing 5th August 2019 to give them adequate time to adjust their payroll systems.
Posted: 6th August 2019