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Every one of our members has their own reason for joining the union, but they all receive all the benefits, help and support we can offer.

The union to is here for its members, whether it’s a problem at work, help with family problems, legal advice or careers and learning.

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One of the most reassuring things about being a member of UNISON is knowing that there are people out there who can help you if you find yourself facing a problem.

You never know when you might encounter a problem at work, what you do know is that you don’t have to face it alone.

If you are having problems, our network of trained workplace representatives are there to help. They will give you advice, help you write letters, represent you if you need it and refer your case to the regional office to make sure you get the most appropriate help and advice. All UNISON members belong to a local branch of the union and can get help and advice from branch officials.

We help members by negotiating, making sure that employers are not breaking the law on things like health and safety, equal pay, discrimination and employment rights.

In addition to the individual support we offer to members, the union also negotiates with employers on issues like pay, holiday pay and other terms and conditions and on pension schemes on offer to employees.

Finally, our teams of advisers, legal experts, trained representatives and experienced negotiators will provide you with help at work when you need it most.