Welcome to the UNISON Keele branch
UNISON represents staff in the University, including Commercial and Facilities Management (CFM) staff, grounds staff, maintenance, administrative, clerical and security. We negotiate for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society. UNISON represents 1.3 million people across the UK's public services.
Why join UNISON?
UNISON at a regional and national level lobby and promote legislation to improve and protect employee rights by being part of a large trade union which will have an impact on Government and the way things are done.
UNISON also offers you:
- Excellent legal services at work and in the home.
- Education and training advice and courses leading to vocational and professional qualifications.
- A colour magazine sent to your home four times a year; a fortnightly newspaper for our stewards and activists and a full range of publicity.
- Pensions advice and welfare services as well as certain benefits guaranteed by our rulebook.
UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.
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.
Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer.
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.
If you need help and are a member of UNISON Keele University Branch, then you should first of all talk to your local representative. Our Contact us page will help you find them.
You can also call our national helpline, UNISONdirect, on 0800 0 857 857.
For more information please see the UNISON website.
- UNISON national site www.unison.org.uk
- Trades Union Council www.tuc.org.uk
- TroubleAtWork www.troubleatwork.org.uk
- Labourstart - TU News service www.labourstart.org.uk
- UK Government Information Service www.gov.uk
- Parliament www.parliament.uk
- Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions www.gov.uk
- Department for Work & Pensions www.gov.uk
- Department of Health www.gov.uk
- Office of National Statistics www.statistics.gov.uk
- Local Government Association www.local.gov.uk
- Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) www.lgiu.org.uk
- London Hazards Centre www.lhc.org.uk
- Labour Research Department www.lrd.org.uk
- Commission for Racial Equality www.cre.gov.uk
- Equal Opportunities Commission www.eoc.org.uk
- Working Class Movement Library www.wcml.org.uk
- North West Labour History Group www.wcml.org.uk/
- Unions Fight Back www.unionsfightback.org.uk