UNISON is the UK’s largest union, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors.

UNISON in large letters with public sector workers

What we do

UNISON represents and acts for members working in a range of public services and utilities. We represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services.

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How we work

With more than 1.3 million members, UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions and Europe’s largest public service union. Our members work in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and for utility companies.

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Our governance is overseen by an elected national executive council of ordinary members of the union and the union is answerable to all our members.

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UNISON employs 1,200 staff throughout the UK. Most work in our regional offices to support branches and local reps while many branches also employ staff locally to support their work.

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Contact UNISON

Find out how to contact UNISON via our helpline, which is open from 6am to midnight weekdays, and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. You can also contact us via email, online chat or contact one of our regional offices.

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