Join

Membership Application

Download an application form here →

As UNISON members have their subscriptions deducted from their pay packet, we need a signature to authorise membership. So this is NOT an online application but you can print-off the application form and then post it to us – the address is on the form.

You do need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open this.
If you haven’t, a free one can be obtained from Adobe


Why join UNISON ?

Ten good reasons

With more than 1.3 million members working across the public services, being part of UNISON means you have the full weight of the UK’s biggest trade union behind you. Request an information pack here

Why Join unison logo
You can earn more
Year on year, UNISON wins pay rises for its members. Average earnings are around eight per cent higher in unionised workplaces.
Why Join unison logo
You’re more likely to get equal pay
UNISON is campaigning to bring women’s pay into line with men’s. Workplaces with union recognition are 20 per cent more likely to have an equal opportunities policy.
Why Join unison logo
You get more holiday
UNISON has won increased leave for many of its members wherever they work.
Why Join unison logo
You get more and better training
UNISON provides courses to help you learn new skills, improve existing ones and develop your career. Since 1994 UNISON has won agreements with employers to pay for courses and provide time off for employees to attend them.
Why Join unison logo
You get more maternity leave or parental leave
If you belong to UNISON, your employer is more likely to have parental leave policies which are more generous than the statutory minimum.
Why Join unison logo
You’re less likely to be injured at work
UNISON health and safety stewards are trained to minimise the risk of workplace injuries and ensure that employers meet their legal obligations.
Why Join unison logo
If you do get injured at work, you’ll get better compensation
UNISON wins millions in legal compensation for people who are injured or become ill at work. We won over £37 million in 2004 for members and their families.
Why Join unison logo
You’re less likely to be discriminated against
UNISON campaigns for tougher laws to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, disability or sexual orientation. Black and Asian trade unionists earn 32 per cent more than non-unionised colleagues.
Why Join unison logo
You can help keep our public services public
UNISON campaigns against all forms of privatisation, including PFI and foundation hospitals. Where our members have been transferred to the private sector we have won them pay and employment protections.
Why Join unison logo
You’re less likely to be sacked
Trade union members are only half as likely to be sacked as non members.

Don’t just Join – Join In

A union is very much what its members make it; we have a very active branch here at Ceredigion and we always appreciate and encourage members’ involvement in our Union’s activities.

You can participate by helping out with Branch office activities, talking to colleagues about joining, contacting the Publicity Team of Llais Magazine, or becoming a branch officer or steward. The more people become involved, the more we can make a difference for our members. With your help, we can develop our branch and represent you more effectively.

To find out more about getting involved locally email the branch secretary Owain Davies or alternatively phone him on the branch mobile: 07949 084109.

We are currently seeking more Stewards and workplace contacts. Free training is available for any member who is interested.