Welcome to UNISON St Helens

UNISON is one of the largest trade unions in both the UK and Europe, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services in both the public and private sector.

Most people will join a union because they recognise the protection that this will give them at work, whether that is help with pay and conditions, health and safety in the workplace, legal issues or workplace representation when they need it.

Here at UNISON St Helens we pride ourselves on giving our members the best help we can by using our network of workplace stewards as well as our highly experienced branch based convenors. All our workplace stewards and convenors are externally TUC trained and receive regular refresher training. We have a team of dedicated administrative staff that ensure the branch is effectively managed. All branch staff, officers and stewards are backed up by our regional and national resources.

As well as representing our members on a daily basis, UNISON St Helens has been successful in winning a number of high profile employment cases that have been of great benefit to members.

Anyone can face problems at work every now and then but as a member of UNISON, you don't have to face them alone.

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Local Government Pay Offer 2016

The consultation with members for the NJC pay offer has now been concluded. Based on the overwhelming feedback of our members, UNISON are pushing for a revised pay offer from the LGA. For further details, click below.

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The Trade Union Bill

The controversial Trade Union Bill is making its passage through Parliament. The House of Lords has inflicted a triple blow to the Government's bill by asking for amendments. For further details, click below.

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Pension Changes

Commencing 6 April 2016 there will be a number of changes to the state pension. We would advise any members eligible for state pension to read about the changes and how it may affect them. For further details, click below.

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Who's Who at St Helens Branch

Our Branch Officers and Stewards are committed to making sure you receive the best service from us at all times. We want you to be able to locate and contact the right people when you need them. Find out who is who below.

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Legal Help

As part of your membership we ensure that you receive help and advice on the legal issues that might affect you. Click below to find out more about the legal services you and your family are entitled to and how to access them.

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Join Us

There are many ways you can join us. You can join online or by downloading or requesting a form. We have different levels of membership starting from as little as £1.30 per month. We also have an active retired membership. Click below to find out more.

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