When a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. That’s how unions make things better at work.
So why not find out which union is the right one for you, get a group of mates together in your workplace, and join a union?
More than 6 million people are in a union – from nurses to checkout assistants to lorry drivers to airline pilots. Unions help workers get together, stop people being treated unfairly and get a better deal from their employers.
Things to note:
- You have a legal right to join a union. It’s illegal for an employer to disadvantage you because you are a union member.
- Some unions may have restrictions on who can join. This is usually because they represent people in specialist jobs.
- Generally unions can’t help people with a problem that happened before they joined the union.