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The UNISON Barnardo’s Branch is the only recognised trade union for employees of Barnardo’s. We represent staff on an individual level (such as redundancies, consultations, disciplinaries) and as a collective (such as pay, terms, benefits). Our members work in all areas of Barnardo’s, including children’s services, administration and retail. We build a safer, healthier and happier work environment for everyone.


UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3m members. These members work across public services, including Barnardo’s. Members can be part-time, full-time or flexible workers. Every year UNISON supports thousands of members with individual cases as well as collective bargaining for entire organisations, such as Barnardo’s.

The support we give can come in many ways, including assisting members on an individual basis as well as collectively bargaining with senior management on issues such as pay and working conditions.

Get In Touch

You can get in touch with us directly through our contact page. Alternatively, you can call UNISON Direct and they’ll be able to signpost you to the right person.

The Committee

The Branch is wholly operated by employees of Barnardo’s. The Branch Committee is elected every year in March. The Branch also receives support from UNISON National. For committee contact details, find them here.