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UNISON

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 - we campaign to improve your working life

UNISON negotiates on pay and working conditions at every level - local, regional and national. The University of Manchester Branch represents a whole range of staff covered by clerical/secretarial and manual conditions.

By joining UNISON - Britain's biggest union - you can have a voice that's heard on the issues that affect your working life.

Being a UNISON member gives you a huge range of benefits, including:

  • Unrivalled protection and representation at work
  • Help with pay and conditions of service
  • Health and Safety guidance
  • Confidential welfare services for you and your dependents in difficult times
  • Excellent legal services, including free help with work problems and legal support for members and their families
  • Pensions advice and welfare services as well as certain benefits guaranteed by our rulebook
  • A special hotline, UNISONdirect, for help and advice on workplace issues
  • Online employment and workplace advice
  • Education and training advice and courses, leading to vocational and professional qualifications
  • Cash benefits for accidents and injuries at work
  • Special deals on everything from computers, tax returns, holidays, mortgages, car breakdown services, insurance and credit cards
  • Our own holiday centre for members and families at the Devon seaside.

Get in touch

If you have a problem at work or even just a general question you want to talk over in person, please contact your local UNISON representative or Bev Brown, the Branch Secretary.

The UNISON Office can be contacted on:

Tel: 52055 or 56986 or email: unison.office@manchester.ac.uk

You can also call our national helpline, UNISON direct on: 0845 365 365