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Why join a Trade Union?UNITE website

If you have any problem at work it makes sense to have someone on your side. A Trade Union provides support and representation for members on all work related issues. A union is there to improve your pay and conditions and only a strong trade union can win a better deal for the workforce and ensure you get a fair deal in all areas of your working life.

What are the workplace benefits?
Our aim is to get you the highest possible level of pay and the best terms and conditions of service and to provide advice and support on any matter you may need related to your job.

It is a proven fact that well organised, unionised workplaces have better terms and conditions than non-union workplaces:

  • On average 6% higher basic rates of pay
  • Less bullying in the workplace
  • Better health and safety performance
  • More skills and training provision
  • Better training representatives and effective procedures

Support and representation: You have the legal right to be accompanied by a trade union representative if you have a workplace grievance or if you are facing disciplinary action.

Legal support: You will get free legal support on any employment or work related issue.

Contribution rates:  Find out all the details of Unite member contribution rates.

Change your details: You can now change all of your contact details online.

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