Unions are the voice of Britain at work. More than 6 million people have joined 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.
They’re there when times are tough – providing free legal advice if you need it. There are lots of discounts and offers for union members too. And every year they help more than 200,000 people get the training and learning opportunities they need to move on in their career.
Isn’t it time you joined a union?
Things to note
You have a legal right to join a union if you wish. It’s illegal for an employer to disadvantage you in any way just because you are a union member.
Sometimes there may be restrictions on who unions will accept as members, mainly around specialist professions ? or where people already have a problem at work they need help with right now ?. But generally, you are free to join a union of your choice and most have options for joining online.