Why Join UNISON?

Many people join a union because they want protection at work - help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong at work. That's what were here for. UNISON negotiates on pay and working conditions at every level - local, regional and national.

Anyone can face problems at work sometimes but if you are a member of UNISON, you don't have to face them alone. We can provide advice or representation on things like pay, rotas, leave and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy. We are also there to support you throughout any grievance or sickness absence procedures.

UNISON also offers you:

  • Excellent legal services at work and in the home.
  • Education and training advice and courses leading to vocational and professional qualifications.
  • A colour magazine sent to your home four times a year; a fortnightly newspaper for our stewards and activists and a full range of publicity.
  • Pensions advice and welfare services as well as certain benefits guaranteed by our rulebook.

Why not get in touch and find out more? Complete form today and we'll send you an information pack and application form.


Why Join Unison? UNISON represents nearly 1.3 million employees across Britain, making us the biggest trade union in the Public Sector.  We only recruit people who work to provide services to the public - so our size and our specialisation mean that we offer strong, professional and effective protection to all our members.
Two UNISON's trained representatives provide free support and advice on any problems you might have at work.
Three UNISON provides professional negotiators to sort out pay and terms and conditions of employment both nationally and locally.
Four UNISON membership brings free legal representation for accidents at work and while travelling to and from work, and free representation on other employment related issues.
Five UNISON also offers free legal advice for domestic and other problems.  UNISON's trained health and safety representatives provide free services to make your workplace safe to be in.
Six UNISON pays benefits to members, including accident and death benefits.
Seven UNISON looks after you.  We provide convalescent facilities at reduced rates, offer financial assistance to members suffering unforeseen hardship, and give free advice on state and welfare benefits.
Eight UNISON provides a wide range of competitive financial services.  These include reduced mortgages, home, car and holiday insurance, road rescue, personal loans, credit cards and financial planning advice.
Nine UNISON offers you a range of education and training courses.  These include courses leading to professional qualifications, GCSEs and vocational qualifications.
Ten  UNISON offers great breakaway holidays through our travel club, as well as our own family holiday centre in Devon.