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GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region

Regional Office

The Regional Office is based in Halesowen, in the heart of the Birmingham and West Midlands Region.

At Regional Office we look after functions such as Education,Health and Safety, Equal Rights, Young Members, Retired Members, Membership & Finance and the Legal department.

 

Within this central area we cover all three sections of membership:

  • Commercial Services
  • Public Services
  • Manufacturing

This office also services Public Services members within five of the the largest local authorites:

  • Birmingham City Council, which is believed to be the biggest Authority in its field within Europe - roughly 38,000 personnel
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Wolverhampton City Council

The central area has two teams, whose focus is on Public Services and Private Sector membership respectively.

Meet The Team

Russell Farrington

Russell Farrington

Russell is currently a GMB Organiser for GMB and was appointed to mainly service the membership within the manufacturing industry. Prior to this Russell was a Convenor at Pilkington Glass, and has been involved in the Trade Union movement for over 20 years. More

Gillian Ogilvie

Gillian Ogilvie

Gillian has been an active within the trade union movement for a substantial amount of time both in the public and private sector. More

Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie is the Regional Political Officer, leading on all matters to do with political organisation and campaigns involving MPs, councillors and the Labour Party. More

Tom Rigby

Tom Rigby

Tom Rigby is the Regional Education/Health and Safety Officer. He has been active in the trade union and labour movement for more than thirty years. More

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

Neil became involved with the GMB whilst employed in the transport industry. He became the legal representative within his workplace when he undertook legal claims on behalf of GMB members which resulted in a significant victory. More

Justine Jones

Justine Jones

Justine is a Organiser for the GMB and is based in the Halesowen Regional Office where she is mainly working within Local Authorities. Justine previously worked within the Organising Team. More

David Day

David Day

David is currently the Membership Development Officer having previously been an Organiser for the region. Prior to his employment with GMB he was a Plant Operative/HGV Driver and Shop Steward. More