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About Us

Welcome to the Ripon and Thirsk General Branch.

We provide advice, support and representation as well as organising campaigns and negotiating to improve and protect our members pay and terms and conditions of employment.

Anyone in employment has a legal right to be a member of a trade union and to be represented by GMB.


The branch was formed late 2012 and was partially formed from its considerable membership, operating as a workplace branch based at Dalton.

Our membership covers a number of large companies in the area, the largest of which is the former Severfield Reeve Structures with over 190 members.

Care home workers currently working in the Ripon and Thirsk Area are warmly welcomed to attend branch meetings to discuss their concerns with their current employers.

Branch Secretary is Neil Lockwood who is also a GMB safety Rep/ Senior Rep

Branch President is Albert Dowson