UNISON's rules govern the way the union runs and how various parts of the union, including branches, regions, service groups and membership groups work.
They also outline the rights and responsibilities of members.
The rules are kept under constant review and can be changed if agreed by a two-thirds majority of delegates at each national delegate conference.
The rules are published in the UNISON Rulebook. A new edition is produced after every national delegate conference, which incorporates the latest updates and rule changes.
The rulebook benefits include:
Payment ranging from £100 to £440 to a deceased member's partner, dependant(s) or estate, depending on length of membership at the time of death. The deceased must have had at least four weeks paid membership before death.
Payment of up to £18 a week for the period in which you are unable to work because of an accident (subject to maximum of £108 a year). You must have had at least four week’s paid membership prior to the date of the accident.
Fatal accident benefit
Payment ranging from £1,925 to £7,700 to a deceased member’s partner or dependant(s), depending on length of membership at the time of death. The deceased must have had at least four week’s paid membership before death.
Confidential welfare assistance is available in many forms, including:
- emergency grants;
- family holidays;
- help with other special needs;
- advice on a range of issues.
Application for welfare assistance can be made either through your branch or directly to There for You, our registered charity – call 020 7121 5620.