Your Rights

Tattoo & Piercing Industry Union – Your Rights

Fairness at work is a top priority for GMB. That means ensuring that your rights at work are respected. Whether it’s about protection from victimisation, tackling discrimination, improving pensions, raising health and safety standards or enforcing employment rights, GMB provides top quality support and assistance.

Here you will find specific information about your rights at work – to a safe and healthy work environment, to equal pay and to legal rights that protect your terms and conditions – as well as a wide range of bulletins and briefings on pensions issues. Information on a number of the most frequently asked questions about rights at work can also be found under FAQs.

NOT A MEMBER OF THE GMB YET?

Ask yourself the following questions

  • Does your employer consult the workforce BEFORE changes are made to your working practices?
  • Are you given the opportunity to have your say?
  • Do you work in a healthy and safe environment?
  • Is your pay reviewed on a regular basis?
  • If you have answered NO to any of these then we will be able to help you and your colleagues.

In law, you have a right to join a union and membership is confidential between the member and the union and can remain that way if subs are paid by direct debit or cash. However if subs are paid by check-off the employer will know they are a member because of making the deductions from wages so it is like waiving that confidentiality.

If 50% plus one employees in your place of work join GMB, we can apply for recognition. This means GMB can come into your company and directly negotiate on your behalf. Even without recognition, we can represent our members at disciplinaries and grievances.

Go on then, you do your bit and click here to join the GMB online and leave the rest to GMB – you won’t regret it.

If you have any enquiries email info@gmb.org.uk or telephone 020 8947 3131.