"The only way this union can keep strong is by recruiting.
And we recruit best where we've got issues and we recruit
best where we've got branch organisation." Dave Prentis,
There are many workers in public services who work in
the larger workplaces where we already have recognition and
a presence, who are not yet in UNISON.
UNISON's major new recruitment campaign is aimed at all
these workers who have not yet joined us and focuses on the
personal benefits of UNISON membership. We have produced
a range of recruitment material, and activity in the workplace
will be backed up by a national TV advertising campaign and
recruitment ads in national and regional newspapers.
On this page you will find details of what you can do in
your branch and what material is available to help you recruit
new members where you work.
We will be adding resources to this page when we launch
so check back to see what's new that you can use in branch
newsletters and on branch websites.
What can branches do?
- Ask potential members to join online.
- Order the new recruitment
- Tweet and share on Twitter and Facebook - using
the hashtag #JoinUNISON
- Create your own branch personalised
materials using UNISON's online print service.The service
is free except for pull
up stands, which are great value at £150.
- Use any
digital communications you have - branch websites, newsletters,
email or social media to back up the recruitment
message and reach out to potential members.
- When signing
up new members it is important to try and complete the
process there and then, but if potential
to take the form away, agree a time and place to collect
- Try and visit all new members who have joined so
that you can chat to them about any issues they have.
help them to get active in the union and to get to
reps and activists.
- Where it is clear people either
have local issues or want to become more involved, whoever
ready and able to say what UNISON can do about
- It is important - particularly where significant
numbers of new members are recruited - that we
activists, so that we can support these new members
in the workplace.
if you need to contact UNISON, the number to call is
0845 355 0845. The 0800 number on the new recruitment
material is for joining UNISON only.