UNISON is the second largest trade union in the UK with more than 1.3 million members. Nationally, UNISON supports staff from a range of sectors from council workers and librarians through to teaching assistants and police support staff. That means that if you have a problem, that’s an awful lot of people fighting your corner.

It might sound like a cliché, but we not only believe that people are stronger when they speak and work together – the reality of being in UNISON is that we act upon it too.

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Workplace representatives provide an important link between the union and its members and there are many different types of roles available.

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How to join

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Joining UNISON is easy, you just need to complete and return an application form or join online.

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Help and advice

If you have a problem at work or even just a general question you want to talk over in person, please contact your local UNISON representative or the Branch Office. We recognise that sometimes it’s a big step to acknowledge that a situation is unacceptable and sometimes it’s hard to talk about problems. Please be aware that we treat all our enquiries with respect and do our best to be supportive. You can also feel confident that we treat all information as absolutely confidential. In short, our motto is “Your friend at work” and if you have a problem, no matter how small, that’s what we are.

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