How much does it cost?

UNISON membership costs less than you might think.

How much you pay for your UNISON membership depends on how much you earn. But all our members get the same benefits, support and exclusive offers. (Note: you will need to have been a member for at least four weeks to qualify for some of our benefits and help).

Membership costs start at just £1.30 a month.  The tables below tell you how much you will pay depending on salary.

Membership costs in England, Scotland and Wales/Cymru

Annual salary Monthly cost
Up to £2,000 £1.30
£2,001-£5,000 £3.50
£5,001-£8,000 £5.30
£8,001-£11,000 £6.60
£11,001-£14,000 £7.85
£14,001-£17,000 £9.70
£17,001-£20,000 £11.50
£20,001-£25,000 £14.00
£25,001-£30,000 £17.25
£30,001-£35,000 £20.30
over £35,000 £22.50

 

Costs of membership in Northern Ireland are different because members there do not pay into the union’s affiliated political fund.

Northern Ireland membership rates

Annual salary Monthly cost (excl GPF) Monthly cost (incl GPF)
Up to £2,000 £1.22 £1.26
£2,001-£5,000 £3.27 £3.37
£5,001-£8,000 £4.96 £5.11
£8,001-£11,000 £6.17 £6.36
£11,001-£14,000 £7.34 £7.56
£14,001-£17,000 £9.07 £9.34
£17,001-£20,000 £10.75 £11.07
£20,001-£25,000 £13.09 £13.48
£25,001-£30,000 £16.13 £16.61
£30,001-£35,000 £18.98 £19.55
over £35,000 £21.04 £21.67

Essential cover

 

  • Advice, support and help when you need it at work.
  • A helpline that is open until midnight (on weekdays, 4pm on Saturdays).
  • Legal help for you at work and you and your family at home.
  • Financial assistance and debt advice in times of need.
  • Compensation for accidents and injuries at work.
  • A range of exclusive member discounts to save you and your family money when you are shopping, buying insurance or looking for a holiday.

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