Recruiting is important for our members and for our potential members – the more of us there are, the louder our voice and the stronger we are in defence of each other.
The economy is in a crisis. Public services and jobs, pay and conditions are under attack.
Workers need the protection of a union more than ever.
And the more members we have, the better UNISON is able to campaign to protect public services and the workers who provide them, to stop discrimination, for equality of opportunity and for better pay and conditions of service.
Top recruitment tips
- “Nobody asked me” is still the single biggest reason people give for not having joined a union. Here’s 16 more reasons and how to overcome them.
- Use our free training and member learning offer to help you explain the value of joining a union.
- Easy Joiner is our new way to making joining UNISON even quicker – get the app for quick, paperless joining.
- Being visible in the workplace is really important. Get some inspiration from our latest #ratemyboard competition.
- Here’s some tips to use social media to help you recruit.
- And remember, the best people to recruit new members are the UNISON members working alongside them – pluck up the courage to ask someone.
Successful recruiters can influence non-members to join when the union is seen to be active, has credibility, organises in a workplace and actively contacts potential members on a regular basis.
Activists are at the heart of our union and of our ability to organise and represent members. It is vital to recruit new activists and reps and offer them all the support they need.
Organising isn’t just about recruiting members. It’s about getting members active – it’s about the very essence of trade unionism as the collective voice of working people, speaking and acting in their own interests.
The economy is in a crisis. Public services and jobs, and pay and conditions, are under attack. Workers need the protection of a union more than ever. But how do we convince them of that?