When a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. That’s how unions make things better at work.
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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.