How do you join a trade union?

Unions negotiate fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace. Unions also tackle discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexuality and disability.

Unions will help ensure your Modern Apprenticeship is of high quality and that you are properly supported while you are doing it. Unions will negotiate with employers, making sure you get time off to study or train, and ensuring that you receive impartial information, advice and guidance, and are supported by a mentor. Your employer must give you the chance to join an appropriate union*.

Find a Union

To find out more about which union to join, visit

For more information about your rights at work, or about joining a union log, visit

*unless you are working for the Ministry of Defence

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