UNISON helps its members resolve problems or issues related to work and home. Whether you are being bullied, want to find out more about your rights to flexible working or need help with your finances, UNISON can offer you confidential advice.
You can also contact the UNISONdirect helpline on 08000 857 857. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. The helpline is open Monday – Friday, 6am – midnight. Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed on Sunday.
Member support and services
UNISON can help you in many ways, both at work and at home. If you are not sure who you should contact for help, or where to find the information that you need, this section of the website will help you find it.
Members experiencing financial and emotional difficulties can contact our welfare charity, There for You, which provides a confidential advice and support service for members and their dependants. Find out more here.
Help from your rep
As a UNISON member you have direct access to representatives, or reps, who are available to support you. There are different kinds of workplace reps and they can each help you in different ways. If you are a member of Blackpool Local Government branch, and you are unsure who your local rep (also called a workplace steward), then call the branch on 01253 478492 and we'll give you their details. If you are a member of another branch then you will need to contact them directly or through UNISONdirect on 08000 857 857.
UNISON provides quality legal services for employment-related and non-work issues at no extra cost to members and their family. In fact, UNISON provides the broadest range of legal help to union members in the UK. Find out more here.
Our professional services unit (PSU) represents members who are registered professionals and have their fitness to practise in their profession called in to question. We can represent any eligible member who is registered with a regulatory body in order to hold their professional title. Find out more here.
If you need UNISON help or information fast and can’t contact your union rep or branch, or don’t know who they are, call UNISONdirect on 08000 857 857. This is the union’s helpline for members, stewards and potential members.