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Trade Unions at Warwick

The University formally recognises three trade unions: UCU, UNISON, and Unite. You can join any of these unions as you prefer, although you may want to consider the representation they give certain roles or grades when it comes to collective bargaining strength or areas for consultation.


UCU represents academic staff, and professional services staff on grades 6-9, including those within Estates and CCSG (except manual and technical staff).

Contact: UCU co-chairs: Clare Rowan, Charlotte Heath-Kelly and Gavin Schwartz-Leeper


UNISON represents grades 1a to 5 staff, excluding manual and technical roles.

Contact: Branch Secretary Sam Parr and Branch Treasurer Karen Markey


Unite represents staff in manual & technical roles across all grades.

Contact: Unite interim co-chairs Lee Cartwright and Paul Allsopp