If you’re looking for the support of UNISON in uncertain times join us today. Every one of our 1.3 million members has their own reason for joining, but every single one receives all the benefits, help and support we can offer.
Support at home
UNISON’s primary concern is helping and supporting you at work, but we understand that personal problems at home can have a major impact on your work life and may even affect your ability to carry out your job.
UNISON provides services to help members deal with problems beyond the workplace.
Support at work
Supporting and protecting our members in the workplace is a key UNISON priority. We can help with:
Essential cover wherever you work
We're the UK's largest public service union, with more than 1.3 million members. Join today and you'll receive our support with membership costing less than you might think. If you're worried about your job in today's uncertain times, make sure you get our essential cover before you get to work.
Essential cover at work
Membership of UNISON gives you advice, support and assistance in the workplace. Our local teams of advisers, legal experts and experienced negotiators will provide you with help at work when you need it most.
Essential cover outside work
Our support doesn't stop when you leave work. We offer a range of benefits for members and their families outside the workplace too.
Training and new skills
UNISON runs a range of education and training courses that are open to all members. Some of the courses help members improve their general skills, for example when using computers, others help you get back into learning, or to play a more active role in the union. So, whether you want to progress your career or learn for fun, UNISON offers you the chance.
The right to join a union is protected by UK law.
All workers have the right to:
- choose to join, or not to join, a trade union;
- decide to leave, or remain a member of, a trade union;
- belong to a trade union of their choice, even if it is different from the one recognised by their employer;
- belong to more than one trade union.
An employer cannot discriminate against you for joining a trade union. You cannot be refused employment, treated unfairly at work or dismissed for joining a trade union.
If your employer does discriminate against you, you may be able to make a complaint to an employment tribunal.
Download the UNISON rulebook
for full details of membership eligibility and benefits.
People like you: typical UNISON members
- Refuse collectors
- Social workers
- School meal workers