Member Benefits

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This page gives information on the number of benefits available to UNISON members.

Most people join and stay in UNISON to get the best representation and support at work when they need it and to have a say over their working lives. But UNISON members also receive superb membership benefits that can save them money and give added value on a wide range of services – a package not matched by any other trades union!

  • protection and representation at work
  • Help with pay and condisitions of service
  • Health & Safety guidance and support
  • Confidential Welfare Services
  • Excellent Legal Services
  • Pensions Advice
  • Help and advice Hotline - UNISONdirect
  • Online employment and workplace advice
  • Education and Training advice and courses
  • Cash Benefits for accidents and injuries at work
  • Colour Magazine
  • Special Deals on products and services
  • Our own holiday centre

Whether you’re a UNISON member but haven’t yet taken advantage of these great deals, or are still thinking about joining, you could save the cost of your subscription many times over.

For a full list of up-to-date benefits please visit our main UNISON website

UNISON members and their families can access free legal advice as part of their union membership.

Whether it’s large or small, if you’ve been injured the UNISON legal service, delivered by Thompsons, is here to help you to claim with confidence. No legal fees, just dedicated experts to help you through the process and the promise that you will keep 100% of any compensation.

If you’re a UNISON member and you or a family member have been injured or involved in an accident in the last three years, and are considering whether or not to claim, give UNISON a call. on  0800 0857 857 (FREEPHONE) You’ll be put in contact with an expert who can talk you through the process and give you advice on whether you have a case – all free of charge.

Members also benefit from employment law advice plus a range of services for family members too.

Contact the UNISON legal service for free legal advice and representation on:

Personal injury – at or away from work, on holiday or on the roads
Serious injury – including brain and spinal cord injuries
Industrial disease or illness
A free initial assessment in clinical negligence cases
Basic will writing and reduced rates for conveyancing
Employment law (accessed via your UNISON branch or regional office)
Criminal law advice (0800 587 7530)

UNISON members’ families are also covered for:

Personal injury away from work, on holiday or on the roads
A free initial assessment in clinical negligence cases
Reduced rates for conveyancing

Get in touch with UNISON on 0800 0 857 857 for advice and support or visit for more information about your legal service.

Exclusions and qualifying periods apply.