Need Help?

UNISON can help with a wide range of issues.

As a UNISON member you have direct access to representatives, or reps, who are available to support you.

UNISON stewards are trained to help you deal with most of the problems that arise 
at work. They can offer you advice and help you if you need to write raise an issue at work. If you take a grievance against your employer, they can help represent you. And if you are involved in a disciplinary they can come along with you to meetings with the management.

Please call the Barnardo’s Branch on 0870 609 3342 or contact a member of the team.

Joining UNISON

You can become a member by calling UNISON Direct on 0800 171 2194 or you can complete the online application form.

You can see some of the benefits of becoming a UNISON member by viewing our Rewards and Benefits page.

General Queries

Please call UNISON Direct on freephone 0800 0857 857. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

The helpline is open Monday – Friday 6am – midnight. Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed on Sunday.

There for You

Members experiencing financial and emotional difficulties can contact our welfare charity, There for You, which provides a confidential advice and support service for members and their dependants.

Legal Advice

UNISON provides quality legal services for employment-related and non-work issues at no extra cost to members and their family. In fact, UNISON provides the broadest range of legal help to union members in the UK.

Knowledge Base

The UNISON Knowledge Base provides up-to-date and legally checked information on employment rights and key issues affecting people in the workplace and at home. It is accessible on any internet-connected device.