Membership benefits

Joining UNISON also brings other benefits:

UNISON members receive free legal advice and representation on:

• Personal Injury at work (including assaults)
• Personal injury away from work
• Road traffic accident injury
• Holiday injury
• Slips and trips
• Industrial disease or illness
• and Employment law advice accessed through your UNISON branch

UNISON Members and their families are offered free legal advice and representation on:

• Personal injury away from work
• Road traffic accident injury
• Holiday injury
• Slips and trips away from work
• Industrial disease or illness incurred away from work
• Special terms for clinical negligence cases
• Reduced rates for conveyancing and family member wills


pre-retirement workshopPre-retirement workshops – spaces available

Are you retiring or considering retiring in the next 18 months? Join our workshop and prepare for the next stage of your life.

Learn how to

  • create your own path from the world of work to the world of retirement
  • identify changes in pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
  • identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
  • identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
  • start the process of planning for a successful retirement

We have spaces available at the following pre-retirement workshops.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

Both workshops run from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Leeds.

If you’re interested in attending, please email







Making a will is important, whatever your age. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your possessions are passed on – and it might not be what you had in mind.

But making a will can be an expensive business, typically costing between £150 and £300 with a solicitor.

Luckily, as a UNISON member you and your family are entitled to make a will free of charge. Simply fill in the simple online form and download your will at the end.

Find out more and make your will today.


Did you know that if you request a reference from your manager at Sheffield Hallam when applying for another job, it might not actually be them that completes it?

And if you are asked for a reference by one of your team members, make sure you follow our HR procedures.

All employer references must be completed by HR, not by members of staff across the University. Personal references are different – see the full guidance on the HR website.