GMB member benefits and discounts
The single most important benefit of joining the GMB Adult Entertainment & IUSW branch is that you will be part of a huge organisation which recognises the legitimacy of working in the sex industry, that is dedicated to campaigning for sex workers’ rights, improving your working life and offering practical assistance with both work and non-work matters.
Employment and working conditions
GMB staff can advise you about what you are entitled to expect at your place of work, including carrying out health and safety inspections and can also accompany you to a meeting with the person who employs you or runs the place where you work
Have you been arrested by the police as a street worker, been caught up in a flat raid or been assaulted by a client? Do you know what your rights are, if you find yourself in a situation like these? As a union member you are entitled to free legal advice on any matter with GMB solicitors.
Discounted legal services to GMB/IUSW members are available from Hodge, Jones & Allen Solicitors. Contact Nigel Richardson at 020 7388 0628.
Finance and tax
Members can receive low cost services from an accountant who specialises in workers paid in cash, who has supported members through a range of negotiations with the Inland Revenue.
Adult Industry Accountants – We are a professionally qualified and fully insured accountancy firm who understand the adult services industry and can offer discrete professional accountancy and tax advice
We understand that workers in the sex industry may have a need for confidentiality, and take this into account on our membership application form and payment options. You must live in UK but your nationality or immigration status does not matter. You do not need to provide proof of identity and can join using your professional name.
IUSW GMB Branch meetings
Branch meetings are a space to discuss internal branch issues, members’ workplace and industry issues and financial matters. GMB branch meetings take place in March, June, September and December. Although only GMB members can attend, people can join at the meeting.
To access the discounts, please always present your GMB membership card when visiting any discount locations.
10% DISCOUNT. Members must present GMB card & a Clone Zone 5% discount card (available from the Branch Secretary). For the list of all UK outlets see website. www.clonezonedirect.co.uk
The Millivres Group – Nationwide
10% DISCOUNT at shops and/or online. When making online orders call 0207 424 7424 & confirm that you are a GMB membership. Also, if you sign up to the online newsletter you will get a further £5 reduction on the next order.Note discount does not apply to escort advertising in GT. www.prowlerdirect.co.uk
This East London high end lingerie & sexy accessories shop offers 10% discount when you present your GMB membership card. Address: 55 Great Eastern St, London WC2A 3HP. www.bordello-london.com
Fetish shop Expectation offers a 10% discount upon showing a GMB membership card. Address: 75 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3RY, www.expectations.co.uk
The Sweatbox – GYM/SAUNA
25% DISCOUNT on annual membership – or 25% off for single visits. www.sweatboxsoho.com
SH! Womens Erotic Emporium
Sh! Offers 10% off everything but magazines, tampons and books with your GMB card. Address: 57, Hoxton Square, London N1.
Metrosexual offers a 10% discount on its private health screening services to GMB members. They will launch a new female service and on-line condom shop in the New Year. www.metrosexual.co.uk
Rob of London
10% DISCOUNT on all store items – DOES NOT apply to any ‘SALE’ items. www.rob.eu/london
Discount on Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapist Cheyne Towers offers discounted session price of £40/session (normal fee £60). For more information about hypnosis & contact details please visit
Kaos Nightclub, London Discount £5 off the ticket price. www.kaoslondon.com
Discounted self-defence classes:
A weekly self-defence class run by Cheyne Towers at Highgate Fitness studios on Thursdays at 7.30-9pm. Drop-in classes for IUSW members £8 (normal rate £12) – Please bring your membership card with you to get the discount!
For more information please see www.heartmindtherapies.com/SelfDef.html
The Adonis Lounge, London
£5 DISCOUNT on £20 admission to monthly sex party at Adonis Lounge. Please note ref the weblink – admission is by prior acceptance of profile picture either via www.gaydar.co.uk or by sending profile pics via email.