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 and diversity, dignity and respect above all else.

But we know we can only achieve this if we bring people together from all walks of life.

Even now in the 21st century, too many people in our country are being pushed to the margins of society. They deserve to be heard; they too deserve the opportunity to organise collectively.

It's with this in mind that we have founded our community membership scheme, making us the leading community trade union in the UK and Ireland.

Our community membership scheme allows those not in employment to be welcomed into the Unite the union family, adding another dimension to our strength in thousands of workplaces across the UK and Ireland.

Make your voice heard

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 is taking a stand against a service closure; fighting for equal pay for all, or coming together to improve your living environment, as a community member, Unite trade union 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. That's why there's never been a better time than now to join a union.

It's only by standing together that we can protect and improve our lives.

Through Unite’s community membership, we'll work with you to make life better and provide the platform you need to create a fairer society. Our trade unions are the biggest voluntary group in the UK and Ireland - at 6.5 million strong, we are the Big Society.

At Unite we have 1.4 million members. Just imagine what you can achieve with them standing by your side!

For information on the scheme send us an email

For more information and to see what benefits Community Membership brings you - providing support, helping you save money and claim your entitlements - click here

Or call the Community membership information line - 0333 240 9798 (calls chargeable at normal landline rates)