The Voluntary Sector: Together, Stronger

Unite for Our Society

Unite believes that a strong voluntary sector is the foundation for a thriving society.

Defend it with us.

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People can achieve so much more when they work together

Unite’s mission is to organise people to strive for a society that places equality, dignity and respect above all else. But our union recognises that we can only achieve this if we bring people together from all walks of life.

In the UK today, too many people are being pushed to the margins of our society. They deserve to be heard; they too deserve the support to organise collectively. It is with this in mind that Unite has founded its community membership scheme.


Unite's community membership  brings together people from across our society.  Those not in employment are welcomed into the union family, adding another dimension to our strength in thousands of workplaces across the UK.


Organising and activism are at the centre of strong communities, which is why Unite’s community membership provides a way people can find and use their political voice. Whether it’s taking a stand against a service closure or coming together to improve your living environment, as a community member, Unite will be on your side.


These are seriously hard times for ordinary people. Incomes, housing, our health, education and legal services – the very pillars of our society for more than 60 years - are now under assault.

It is only by standing together that we can defend and improve our lives. 


Through Unite’s community membership we will work with you to make life better; we will give you the platform you need to create a fairer society.  Trade unions are the biggest voluntary group in the UK.  At 6.5 million strong, we are the Big Society.  At Unite we have 1.5 million members – just imagine what you can achieve with them standing by your side?


For information on the scheme email: or call the Ccommunity membership information line - 0333 240 9798 (calls chargeable at normal landline rates.)


15 Reasons to become a community member (make this a link to the flyer - this is on the Unite website - and can this  flyer be put onto our UFOS site.)

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