Trade unions give power to working people and enable employees to speak with one voice to their employer.

They also help us to have a strong presence in every workplace and community up and down the country. Here are five reasons to join a Labour-affiliated trade union.


Trade unions give power to working people. They enable employees to speak with one voice to their employer – making us stronger together than we are alone. Find out which union is right for you.


Workers in unionised workplaces are less likely to lose their job, and are likely to have better than average maternity, paternity and redundancy policies. Get the benefits of union membership today.

Higher and more equal pay

Union members earn 10% more than non-members. Women are also more likely to get paid the same as men for doing the same or similar work. You're better off in a union.


Unions provide access to legal advice on employment matters and can represent you at any employment tribunal. They support and represent members who are the victims of discrimination, harassment or bullying. Get the support of a union behind you.

The Labour family

From the beginning trade unionists have been at the heart of our party. By working together we have changed Britain for the better, from the NHS to the welfare state. Help create a Labour Party that works for you.

Wherever you work, there's a trade union that's right for you. Join today.

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