Member Benefits
About UNISON  

UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities.

Most people join a union because they want protection at work - help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong at work. That's what we're here for. UNISON negotiates on pay and working conditions at every level - local, regional and national. But we also do a lot more. Being a UNISON member gives you a range of benefits and unbeatable deals.

Local stewards are there to represent you at work and help find the answers to your problems. They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising your branch. If you have a problem, talk to your local steward. If they can't handle the problem on their own, they can talk to other branch officers or full - time union experts on your behalf.

Anyone can face problems at work sometimes but if you are a member of UNISON, you don't have to face them alone. We can provide advice or representation on things like pay, rotas, leave and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy.

The Branch Executive

The Branch Executive runs the Branch. All accredited Stewards are members of the Executive which meets once a month to update on both local events and National issues. Branch Officers are members of the Executive and a full list can be found here. If you want more information about the different roles then contact the Branch Officer or the Secretary. Details and information from the Executive can be found here.


UNISON has many members within the Public Services. Despite what you may read in the press it is not simply a case of the greedy public workers looking after their huge pensions and salaries but protecting the services that you and your family use every day. Whether it is your local hospital or local school UNISON are campaigning to safeguard these services for us all. Go to the UNISON National site or Scottish site to get more information.