UNISON support for new members: what can you expect?

Once you have joined UNISON and are a member, for the first 4 weeks of your membership you can access one session of union advice up to a maximum of half an hour in length, by telephone or email.

If you have questions or concerns about Corona Virus you can access advice in this way, once you have joined.

Please note, the rules of the union do not entitle new members to this – it is something the branch has decided to offer and is done so at its discretion.

After 4 weeks, you’re entitled to the full support available to any member of UNISON, up to and including full representation in formal meetings and legal advice (unless this is for a ‘pre-existing issue’ – see below).

It’s easy to join and will only take 2-minutes. The most popular way to join is online:

Join Online

Or you can join using a membership form.

Pre-existing issues

If you join in the knowledge that something has happened to you, or will happen to you, even after the 4-week qualifying period has expired if you subsequently seek the union’s support to deal with a pre-existing issue it will be limited to one half-hour advice session.

Union membership is not something you can dip in and out of when events at work happen which you want representation and legal advice for. The union provides a huge range of membership benefits and makes a big difference to every aspect of your working life due to the work we do with employers negotiating on your behalf. Don’t wait for a problem – join today.