UNISON is Britain and Europe's biggest public sector union with more than 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.

How UNISON works

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Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer ­ or sometimes working for the company which is used by the main employer.

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Your branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace. Branches enable you to get support from the union, work with your colleagues and make your views felt in UNISON.

Workplace stewards and health and safety representatives are the core of the branch. Without them there would be no union to support you at work and negotiate for a better deal. If you are interested in getting more involved with your union contact us.

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Naturally the greatest benefit of belonging to a trade union is embodied in the negotiating and representational strength of the union in both improving the terms and conditions of service and protecting individuals’ jobs. Kirklees UNISON organises in over 40 employers – Kirklees MC, Kirklees College, Greenhead College, Huddersfield New College, schools, Kirklees Active Leisure, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, West Yorkshire Fire and Emergency Rescue Service, Calderdale and Kirklees Careers Service and many voluntary sector employers.

By becoming a part of UNISON you can add to the strength of the union in achieving our aims through collective bargaining with employers both at national and local levels. Join UNISON now.

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