About the branch

UNISON is Britain’s biggest trade union with more than 1.3 million members working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities.

The job of the union is to support you, to improve your conditions and to protect your interests. Join UNISON for access to representation, information, advice, negotiation on your behalf and membership services.

Eligibility is not dependent on type of contract, and we represent permanent, full-time, fixed-term, part-time, and hourly-paid staff. UNISON can be of particular help to members on fixed-term contracts.

UNISON campaigns and lobbies to protect and improve the public services, win equal pay and employment rights for everyone, improve safety in the workplace and end discrimination and harassment at work. We also support external campaigns on issues such as fuel poverty and fair trade, and are actively involved in the London Living Wage campaign.

University of London workers who join UNISON are members of the Senate House Branch

The branch covers all workers in the Central Universityincluding:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Office
  • Human Resources
  • Property and Facilities Management (including Student Central)
  • Finance
  • University of London Worldwide
  • School of Advanced Study
  • Senate House Library
  • The Careers Group
  • CoSector
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Health Education England (staff on UoL contracts)
  • Halls of Residence
  • Pearson

We also represent Aramark, Cordant and Bouygues staff working across the University’s sites.