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Why join?

Why join a union

Barack Obama explains the importance of trade unions, in this video.

Why join the UCU

More than 100,000 professionals, working in post-school education, belong to the UCU. Please join us. Every new member adds to our strength. And the stronger we are the better we can:

  1. Campaign for staff and for education
  2. Negotiate better pay and conditions
  3. Support individuals with work problems
  4. Influence education policies.

The UCU works hard and achieves a lot for its members. Browse this branch website and the national UCU website, to learn about what we do and about our successes.

As well as speaking for UCU members, we speak up for educationalists and trade unionists in countries with oppressive regimes. As well as fighting for education, we unite with with other UK unions to defend the public sector.