UNISON – the public service union
UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions. We have over 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
What UNISON does:
Representing our members is a key part of UNISON’s work. Our reps form the vital links between members and the union as a whole and are volunteers, trained by UNISON to support members at work.
Negotiating and bargaining
Negotiation and bargaining is the process of talking to employers and making agreements with employers when workers are unhappy with pay or working conditions.
Campaigning is a vital part of our work. It is one method we use to raise awareness of issues, fight for employment rights and gather support for local, national and international issues.
Fighting for fairness and equality
One of UNISON’s main aims is to help workers fight for fairness and equality in the workplace and beyond. Challenging discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does.
Learning and training
UNISON offers learning and training covering a wide variety of subjects. Many of the courses are subsidised or free and you may be entitled to time off work to attend them.
UNISON works with individual unions and global union federations around the world to defend public services, fight against austerity and defend human and trade union rights wherever they are under attack.