Ten Reasons to Join Unite

10 good reasons to join Unite

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 including manufacturing, public services, transport, food, finance and construction.

1) You can earn more

Workers in unionised workplaces earn on average eight percent more.

2) You could get more holidays

Unite has won better holidays for many of its members in places where it organises.

3) You are less likely to be injured

Unionised workplaces have trained health and safety reps to ensure employers meet their responsibilities.

4) You will get better maternity or paternity leave

Workers in unionised workplaces enjoy better leave than just the legal minimum.

5) You are less likely to be sacked

Trade union members are half as likely to be sacked than non-union members.

6) You get more and better training

Unite has fully trained learning reps to ensure you update your skills.

7) If you do get injured you can get better compensation

Unite wins millions of pounds for members and their families each year through its legal help.

8) You are less likely to be discriminated against than non-union colleagues

Unite constantly campaigns for tougher anti-discrimination laws.

9) More job security

The union challenges job cuts and campaigns when workplaces are under threat of closure.

10) Be part of an organisation that champions fairness

Unite uses its influence to challenge injustice at work and in our communities.