FAQs

UNIS0N Communication

To update your details and mailing preferences please visit ‘My UNISON’ the members log in area.

Office Opening Times

The Branch Office is open Monday to Friday,  8.30am to 4.30pm.

If the Branch Office is closed you may contact UNISONDirect on 0800 0857 857, lines are open from 6am until Midnight on weekdays and from 9am until 4pm on Saturdays.

If you wish to speak to someone at the Branch you can leave your name, contact number and brief details of your query on the answer phone and someone will contact you when the Branch is open.

Qualifying Membership

The member must have been in membership of the union for at least 4 weeks prior to the incident or occurance that leads to her/him seeking legal assistance from the Union. Legal assistance may include advice and/or representation.

In accordance to UNISON’s rule-book the following shall apply:

(i) The member must have been in membership of the union for at least 4 weeks prior to the incident or occurrence that leads to her/him seeking legal assistance from the Union. Legal assistance may include advice and/or representation.

(ii) The member must not be in arrears of contribution.

(iii) The National Executive Council or the relevant committee, lay or full-time officer to whom the power to grant legal assistance has been delegated may in its absolute discretion grant legal assistance notwithstanding that sub clauses 2(i) and 2(ii) above or either of them are not satisfied.

Who Will Be My Rep

Advice and representation should initially be provided by your Workplace Steward. If you do not have a Workplace Steward you should contact the Branch on 01785 245000 and your query will be referred to the Assistant Branch Secretary responsible for your area.

When Will I Get My Membership Card

Once the Branch has accepted your application to join a membership card will be sent from the Regional Office approximately 4 weeks later.

What is the Campaign Fund

To take part in political activity unions have to maintain a political fund – and in UNISON you can choose whether to pay into either the affiliated political fund (UNISON Labour Link), the Campaign Fund or neither. New members are asked whether they want to pay a nominal additional amount into one or both funds, over and above their normal subs, when they join the union.

For further information on the Campaign Fund please visit the UNISON National Website

General Data Protection Regulations

A Factsheet for UNISON Members is available here.

Unison Communications

To update your details and mailing preferences please visit ‘My UNISON’ the members log in area.  Members will need their UNISON membership number to register with My UNISON. You can find this in the welcome pack you received when you joined UNISON or on your membership card or phone UNISON direct on 0800 0 857 857 or the Branch Office on 01785 245000