The GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire region grew by 1.5% in the year to December 2013.

7 Jan 2014

The region’s recruitment performance ended last year strongly and capped a very tough 12 months with further membership growth.

Senior Organiser and member of the national organising team Neil Derrick commented,

“The facts speak for themselves:

* 6 years of continuous membership growth in the region

* growth of 1.5% - twice the national average for 2013

* only 255 more required to hit the 63,000 members mark (we hit 62,000 in May last year)

Given the challenges we, our reps and members face daily, this is a tremendous achievement of which we should all be proud. 2014 will be no easier but we have begun to turn around our recruitment average which is now 585 whilst maintaining the best retention rate in the union and maintaining this is our aim for the next 12 months.

Thank you all for your continued efforts. next stop 64,000 members!”