As well as representing our members by campaigning for better pay and conditions, we provide individual support when issues arise in the workplace.
We are one of the three recognised trade unions at the University and our branch officers and committee members are all members of staff.
All members of staff at the University can join Unite, regardless of their ‘job family’ or grade. Many of our members are staff in:
- technical teams
- the Estates department
- IT teams
We would prefer if you joined Unite by applying for membership on the Unite website. If you do this, or you’re new to the University but already a Unite member, please email us your details to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add you to our own mailing list.
If you would prefer a paper application form, please contact the branch membership secretary by emailing email@example.com , who can also answer your questions about the benefits of membership, the fees and how to join.
We hold regular branch meetings to keep you updated with recent negotiations and achievements, but as an individual we can support you in dealing with:
- any work-related grievance
- health or safety issues
- concerns under the dignity and respect policy
We will represent you in consultation and negotiation with the University management on:
- health and safety
- equality and diversity
- environmental issues
- transport matters
- terms of service
Our departmental representatives will help you by:
- acting as a vital link between you and management
- providing advice and representing your interests should difficulties or disputes arise.
On top of all this support, your membership also gives you additional member benefits including:
- legal assistance and advice
- access to the 24-hour legal helpline
- dispute or lock-out benefit
- victimisation benefit
- help with funeral costs
Getting involved in Unite
If you would like to take an active role in Unite at the University please contact any of the Branch Officers and Committee Members - we’re always happy to welcome anyone willing to be more involved!