If you need help that UNITE can provide (such as dealing with any work-related grievance, health or safety issue, stress, or harrassment) please don't hesitate to contact branch officers or departmental representatives.
All members receive notices of meetings and other information via the UNITE branch members email list.
Don't forget to make full use of the advantages that UNITE membership brings (legal assistance and advice, and discounts with financial, health, travel and retail partners).
Thinking of joining?
Staff (and students) at the University of Bath are free to choose whether or not to join a trade union, and can join any union of their choice,
irrespective of which 'job family' they are placed in.
Why become a UNITE member?
All members of staff benefit from the improvements worked for by the trade unions, but only a few make a contribution to that work. With a larger UNITE membership our influence will be greater, and we can do more.
Please email the branch membership secretary if -
- you would like more information on joining, or
- you do choose to join UNITE on-line, so you can be added to the members email llst.
Currently, 'core' full-time membership costs £12.05 a month, and provides:
- legal assistance and advice from specialists
- access to the 24-hour legal helpline
- dispute or lock-out benefit of £30 a day from day one of the dispute (up to a maximum of £150 per calendar week)
- victimisation benefit of up to 26 weeks of financial assistance
- help with funeral costs of between £100 and £400 depending on length of membership.
UNITE's structure is based around the industries members work in and the regions where they live. This ensures every member gets the best representation at local and national level.
UNITE in the South West and UNITE in different industries
Nationally UNITE sits on the New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (New JNCHES), the body responsible for national pay bargaining. The 2006 agreement proved to be an excellent deal for university staff, encompassing salary rises totalling over 15% over the previous three years. (New JNCHES 2007 agreement.)
UNITE is the trade union representing Technical staff, Estates Staff and Computer Operators working here, but anyone can join irrespective of their University ‘job family’ or grade.
UNITE has nearly 100 members on campus and our committee is involved in consultation and negotiation with the University management on health and safety, environmental issues, transport and terms of service.
Departmental representatives act as a vital link between support staff and management and are available to give advice and represent members' interests as difficulties or disputes arise.
Contact any of the UNITE branch officers and representatives.