marge-bot is "a merge-bot for GitLab that, beside other goodies, implements the Not Rocket Science Rule Of Software Engineering".
Marge-bot offers the simplest of workflows: when a merge-request is ready, just assign it to its user, and let her do all the rebase-wait-retry for you. If anything goes wrong (merge conflicts, tests that fail, etc.) she'll leave a message on the merge-request, so you'll get notified. Marge-bot can handle an adversarial environment where some developers prefer to merge their own changes, so the barrier for adoption is really low.
This has been mentioned by other users of GitLab. We should see how / if it works for us.