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Membership Benefits

Whether you're on the job or outside the workplace, UNISON has a lot to offer its members. That's UNISON benefits - the added value of membership!

UNISON Welfare (registered charity 1023552)

A unique service providing support exclusively for UNISON members and dependants at times of special need. There is also a free and confidential debt advice referral scheme.

Legal advice

UNISON provides expert legal advice and services, including free assistance with problems at work and an extended package of legal services for members and their families.

UNISONPlus membership benefits.

Special offers and discounts for UNISON members and their families on insurance, mortgages, motoring, holidays & travel, financial services and much more.

Learning and Organising Services (LAOS) offers a wide range of learning opportunities, which range from basic skills through to professional level qualifications for UNISON activists and members.

UNISONPlus Membership Services

UNISON has appointed 16 companies as UNISONPlusapproved suppliers. To get this endorsement not only must they be able to offer members savings and added value offers but UNISON also requires them to operate very high standards of customer care and to support the unions aims and objectives

UNISONPlus approved companies must agree to: -

  • Support and encourage trade union membership for their own staff
  • Support UNISON's regions and branches and national campaigns
  • Support the UNISON Welfare Debt Service
  • Operate equal opportunities, ethical and environmental policies
  • Operate an agreed complaints procedure
  • Operate responsible lending and debt management policies

Each year over 500,000 of these services are used by UNISON members, look for the UNISONplus logo.

UNISON Travel Club

Do you know that they can save time and money when you book your holiday with UNISON’s Travel Club?

If not…. Spread the word!


Find lots of new deals on our website 

The owners of UNISON Travel Club have launched new weekly flights from Glasgow to Nantes, Lyon and Paris between May and July – visit to find out more.
We also have flights from Glasgow to Toronto every Thursday and Sunday – from June to September – visit for more information or please feel free to give us a call on 0800 021 7190

Make sure you know about the best deals and most exclusive offers first by subscribing to our weekly emails – Exclusive to UNISON members – Click here to subscribe

Take advantage of your exclusive Travel Club benefit and save yourself time and money!

Here are just some of the offers available to members.

The launch campaign for a current account for UNISON members runs until 31 July 2011, it offers a £100 cashback to UNISON members who switch and deposit three consecutive payments of £800. The bank will also make a £50 donation for every account opened during this period to UNISON Welfare. Click here for further details.

Partners Discounts exclusively for you and your family. Save 8% on a new Vauxhall, I did :)

Click here and use login 'UNISON'

Vision Express

What would you like to see?

Download Discount Voucher

Breakdown cover for UNISON members

20% discount on breakdown cover. Extra online discount for new members

These are just a few of the offers available for more, check out the Special Deals that are available also the wide range of Legal Services that members have access to.

Legal Expenses Insurance

Many insurance companies will try to include legal expenses insurance for personal injury claims with your insurance policy, often at an additional cost.

As a UNISON member you get free legal assistance when you sustain a personal injury through UNISON's legal assistance scheme. This is provided by UNISON's lawyers Thompsons Solicitors.

UNISON endorsed insurers, UIA and LV Frizzell, who do not include legal expenses insurance to cover these circumstances in the policies offered to UNISON members and refer all such claims to Thompsons Solicitors.

For information about the UNISON legal assistance available from Thompsons please contact UNISONdirect tel 0845 355 0845.