Organising collective action
UNISON is only as strong as its membership: so getting members active within the union should be a priority.
It's not just about 'signing up' members, but making sure the members we sign up take an active part in their union - organising as well as recruiting.
Remember: recruiting a member is not the first and last face-to-face encounter, but the beginning of a developing relationship.
As strong as our members
Organised workplaces with a high density of union membership mean that UNISON has much greater influence with local management and with employers.
Organised workplaces give members a stronger sense of confidence and ability to change things, together with much higher chances of winning recognition in non-recognised workplaces.
"Nobody asked me!" is the single biggest reason people give for not having joined a trade union.