The University recognise two trade unions; you can find out more about them below, and decide which is right for you should you choose to join.

UCU

UCU is the University and College Union and is the recognised trades union for university academic (and academic-related) staff in the UK. Membership gives you access to information from the Committee, related to regular joint meetings with management and the policies that affect you. It also gives access to impartial advice and support from the committee regarding individual work related problems.

Every member, wherever they work, receives our full range of member benefits and services, which includes:

  • Dedicated on-campus UCU  Committee officers and departmental reps
  • Officers responsible for case work, welfare, health and safety and more 
  • Impartial advice, support and help when you need it at work
  • Legal help for work related issues (after 90 days membership)
  • Your membership fee (usually between £19 and £22 a month) is paid by monthly direct debit straight to the union, it doesn’t go through the university.
  • You can join whether your contract is hourly paid, part time or full time.

Join today

Join online at – www.ucu.org.uk/join 

Call us on 0333 207 0719

Contact Martin Fiddler (Branch Secretary) - m.fiddler@staffs.ac.uk

UNISON

Staffordshire University Branch

Do you want to join over 1.3 million fellow public sector workers? Do you want a greater say in your workplace? Do you want a say in policies that affect you? Do you want access to impartial support and advice? If you work for Staffordshire University, now is the time to join Unison

Every member, wherever they work, receives our full range of member benefits and services, which includes:

  • Dedicated on-campus UNISON official (Amelia Rout)
  • Officers responsible for case work, welfare, health and safety and more
  • Impartial advice, support and help when you need it at work
  •  A national helpline that is open until midnight
  • Legal help for you at work and your family at home
  • Financial assistance and debt advice in times of need
  • Legal advice for accidents and injuries at work

We also offer a range of exclusive member benefits that can save you and your family money when you are shopping, buying insurance or looking for a holiday.

You can get all this from as little as £1.30 a month – depending on how much you earn.

Join today

  • Join online at – joinunison.org 
  • Call us on 0800 1712193
  • Or ask your UNISON rep for an application form
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