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Take a look around our website and find out what we’ve been up. You’ll see our latest news, details about events and campaigns. There’s also info about our services and benefits along with available resources.

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About this Unite branch

We cover the manufacturing and rail industries within and around Derby. Our aim to ensure that all our members get the support they need to ensure better job security, safe working conditions and a better deal all round. Read more.

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Unite is the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland with around 1.42 million members across 20 different private, public and voluntary sectors.

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There are many benefits to being a member of Unite the Union including numerous affiliated services. These can save you money on anything from insurance to energy to appliances. Read more.



We have a range of useful resources, including advice guides for reps and members. They also include other information on topics such as pensions, health and safety, equal opportunities and international work. Read more.

Branch News

  • DAST Carers' Event - Are you caring for someone with an asbestos disease? We are holding our first event for carers only. We will be talking about your rights and about protecting your own health and wellbeing. You will be able to meet others in the same position and talk openly about your concerns. Friday 20th October 10.30am - 2.30pm Willersley Castle Hotel Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5JG   Programme: 10.30    Welcome and Introduction 10.45    Your...
  • DAST PostChat - Thanks to a grant from Royal London, DAST can now enhance our Bereavement Service with a new penfriend scheme. If you don’t feel like meeting or talking about your experiences, but would feel comfortable writing them down, then we will try to match you with someone else in a similar situation. Ask us for an information pack We will ask those interested to fill in an...

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