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Member benefits

UCU members are eligible for a number of benefits.

Member communications

All members receive:

  • UCU magazine, by post, four times a year
  • Campaign update, by email, every week
  • HE news, by email, every month
  • Invitations to attend branch meetings, by email, every term
  • Branch news, by email, throughout the year.

Member action

The more members get involved, the stronger the UCU becomes. And the more rewarding it is to belong. Here are some ways you can take part: 

  • Read UCU communications
  • Come to branch meetings
  • Participate in ballots and surveys
  • Join in local and national campaigns
  • Stand for UCU branch, regional or national executives
  • Become a trained case worker
  • Encourage colleagues to become members
  • Keep your membership details up to date.

Find out more about being active in the life of the union.

Member protection

In the UK, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee for being a member of a trade union or for taking part in trade union activities.