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Member Benefits

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"When a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. That’s how unions make things better at work."

Trade Union Congress - Why join a union?

Being a UNISON member gives you a range of benefits including:

  • Protection and representation at work,
  • Help with pay and conditions of service,
  • Health and Safety guidance and support,
  • Improve work pay and condition through local and national campaigns
  • Free UNISON College Member Learning and Activist Training advice and courses, leading to vocational and professional qualifications,
  • Confidential welfare servicesLink opens in a new window for you and your dependents in difficult times through UNISON's own charity There For You,
  • Excellent legal servicesLink opens in a new window including free help with work problems and legal support for members and their families,
  • Pensions advice,
  • Online employment and workplace advice,
  • A special hotline, UNISONdirect, for help and advice on workplace issues,
  • Cash benefits for accidents and injuries at work,
  • A colour magazine sent to your home four times a year, a monthly magazine for our stewards and activists and a full range of publicity,
  • Special shopping deals on everything from computers, tax returns, holidays, mortgages, car breakdown services, insurance and credit cards, and
  • Our own holiday centre for members and families at the Devon seaside.

For more detailed information about benefits see the UNISON membership benefits page.