Why I joined UNISON

Everyday UNISON is out there making working life better for our members. Whether you work in public services, or for private companies providing public services, we are in your corner.

Join us today and get the essential cover that being a member of the UK’s biggest trade union gives you. In your workplace, in pay discussions, at meetings with politicians – we’ve got your back.

7 reasons to join UNISON

Each of our 1.4 million members has their own reasons for joining UNISON.

But every one receives our help and support.

Legal Help

For you at work and your family at home

Financial Assistance

And debt advice in times of need


for you and your family


including money off cars and holidays


Our helpline is open until midnight weekdays, and 4pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays


to help develop your career


We’ll be with you when you need it most

How much does it cost to join?

Northern Ireland membership rates do not have contributions towards political funds and start from £1.22 a month.

We also offer membership for just £10 a year to students and apprentices.