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Trade union representing full-time and part-time staff who provide public services in both the public and private sectors.

Trade union representing full-time and part-time staff who provide public services in both the public and private sectors.

Main Trades
Charities, voluntary and membership organisations
Education
Higher education
Nurseries and childcare
Schools
Ambulance service
Civil service
Local government
Police service
Public services - other
Health - private sector
Health - public sector
IT - public sector
Local authority sport and leisure facilities
Power, water, sewage and waste
Homecare and care homes
Social work
Membership
Male 274,618 | Female 919,373 |Total 1,193,991
Employers represented include:

NHS, council, school, college, university, library, electricity, gas and water companies, Environment Agency, Passenger Transport Executives, British Waterways, Cafcass, British Gas, Compass, Four Seasons, Serco, ISS, E.On, SSE, Priory Group, Mencap, Barnardo’s, Lifeways, EDF Energy, Interserve, HC One, Barchester Healthcare, BUPA, Sodexo, Care UK, Capita, Cornerstone, Alternative Futures

General secretary
Dave Prentis
Cost of membership

UNISON membership costs less than you might think – starting at just £1.30 a month. How much you pay depends on how much you earn, but all our members get the same benefits, support and exclusive offers.

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.
 

Membership benefits
  • Advice, support and help when you need it at work
  • Legal services for you at work and your family at home
  • Financial assistance and debt advice in times of need
  • Helpline open until midnight
  • Compensation for accidents and injuries at work
  • Member discounts – including up to 50% off holidays
  • Education, training and support
Address

UNISON Centre

130 Euston Road

London

NW1 2AY

Telephone
0800 0 857 857
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