In addition, we may elect reps for the Students' Union, AMRC, EFM and other areas.
We are particularly interested in recruiting reps in the area of Cleaning and at the AMRC. If anyone is interested, full training is provided by the union, and you are permitted reasonable time off from work to attend this.Your union fights for your rights and protection at work
As a recognised trades union, Unite at Sheffield negotiates with the University and Student's Union on important matters related to all aspects of your employment.
As a member of Britain’s largest trades union you have access to the skills and expertise to help and protect you, whichever area of the University or Student's Union you work in.
1. You can earn more - Workers in unionised workplaces earn, on average 10 percent more than non-unionised workplaces.
2. You could get more holiday - Unions are the people that brought you the weekend. Unite campaigns to protect your holiday entitlements.
3. You can get a better deal – Unite negotiates terms of maternity or paternity leave, pensions, and redundancy winning you more than the legal minimum.
4. You are less likely to be injured – there are 50 percent fewer accidents in unionised workplaces. Unite works to ensure employers protect employees from risks to their health and safety.
5. Support whenever you need it – Unite gives free advice, support and legal representation to all its members so they never have to face problems alone.
6. In or out of work, there is a place for you – Unite Community offers a place for all those out of work, studying or retired - meaning that you are always part of something bigger.
7. You get more - and better - training – Unite provides its members with free training and develop your skills, e-mail the Branch to find out more.
8. You can get better compensation – Record amounts have been won for union members and their families through legal help.
9. Better job security – trade union members are more likely to stay in their jobs longer - on average, five years more than non-members.
10. Being part of the fight for fairness - from defending our NHS to fighting for decent homes to campaigning against discrimination.