The University has an official association with three unions, further information about each union can be found below.
The University and College Union (UCU) represents a wide range of staff in higher education and research establishments. Our membership includes administrators, academics, researchers, computer staff, librarians and postgraduate students who teach.
Almost 120,000 of your colleagues have chosen to belong to UCU – the largest union and most effective voice for people working in post-school education.
UCU offers STRENGTH, INFLUENCE, PROTECTION and SUPPORT. UCU brings together professionals across further and higher education and uses its strength to negotiate better pay and conditions on everyone’s behalf. UCU speaks up when decisions are made about education policies that affect you. UCU protects your interests in the workplace. UCU supports members when they have a problem at work.
You can find out more about what our Union can offer you by accessing our presentation Why should I join UCU.
Unite is Britain's biggest union with two million members in every type of workplace
Unite is the union for the 21st century. Unite was formed by a merger between two of Britain's' leading unions, the T&G and Amicus. It was created to meet the great challenges facing working people in the 21st century and is a democratic and campaigning union which fights back for employees in the workplace, is taking trade unionism out to the millions of unorganised workers, is a union that stands up for equality for all and advances its members interests politically. Unite is also active on a global scale building ever stronger links with trade unions around the world to confront the challenges of the globalised economy.
UNISON is Britain's biggest and brightest trade union with over 1.3 million members.
UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector