Being part of UNISON means you have the UK’s leading trade union behind you.
You can help keep our public services public
UNISON campaigns against all forms of privatisation. Where our members have been transferred to the private sector we have won them pay and employment protections.
You’re more likely to get equal pay
Year on year, UNISON wins pay rises for its members. Average earnings are around
eight per cent higher in unionised workplaces. UNISON is campaigning to bring women’s
pay into line with men’s.
You’re less likely to be discriminated against
UNISON campaigns for tougher laws to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of
sex, race, age, disability or sexual orientation. Black and Asian trade unionists earn
32 per cent more than non-unionised colleagues
You get more maternity or parental leave
If you belong to UNISON, your employer is more likely to have parental leave policies
which are more generous than the statutory minimum.
You’re less likely to be injured at work
UNISON health and safety stewards are trained to minimise the risk of workplace
injuries and ensure that employers meet their legal obligations. UNISON wins millions
in legal compensation for people who are injured or become ill at work. We won over
£37 million in 2004 for members and their families.