Welcome to the University of Warwick UNISON Branch
Who are UNISON?
With more than 1.3 million members, UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions and Europe’s largest public service union. We support and represent our members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, and campaign for better working conditions and pay.
We negotiate to protect pay, terms and conditions and to prevent members from being outsourced to private companies. UNISON representatives help to ensure a safe working environment, as well as fighting for the eradication of pay gaps, and an end to zero hour contracts and the casualisation of work.
What does our UNISON branch do?
The branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace and enables you to get support from the union, as well as work with your colleagues to make your views felt.
You may already know your UNISON branch officers, workplace steward, or health and safety representatives who are at the centre of the branch's activity. If not, then you can find their details on the branch committee page. All officers and stewards are elected volunteers, and are essential to being able to offer the support our members need. We are always grateful to hear from members who might be interested in joining the committee to support their colleagues.
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 & benefits, rotas, leave and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is inclusive, healthy and safe, as well as support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy.
UNISON also works for you at a regional and national level:
How can I join UNISON?
You can join UNISON by applying online. There is a sliding scale for subscription fees according to your annual income, starting at £1.30/month, and membership includes:
- Legal help for you at work and your family at home
- Financial assistance and debt advice in times of need
- UNISON Helpline, open until midnight weekdays, and 4pm on Saturdays
- Training to help develop your career
- Support so we’ll be with you when you need it most
- Compensation for you and your family
- Discounts including money off cars and holidays
For full details and subscription costs please see the UNISON national website.