* Things can and do go wrong when you work for the Police service. Many employees who work within Staffordshire Police assume that the Police Service will look after them if they get into trouble at work. Nothing could be further from the truth.

* The job of Police Staff is changing. Police reform is bringing in the new roles and powers but these carry new responsibilities and duties. They also mean a new set of conduct, disciplinary, professional and vetting standards. From 2004, in England and Wales, the IOPC will investigate complaints against Police Staff.

* Joining UNISON is your INSURANCE POLICY at work. You don’t think twice about insuring your house or car – so why not protect your livelihood? But like any insurance policy you have to take it out before a problem occurs.   Being a UNISON member gives you a huge range of benefits, including:

  • Unrivaled protection and representation at work
  • Post Incident Procedures Legal and branch support
  • Help with pay and conditions of service
  • Health and safety guidance and support
  • Confidential welfare services for you and your dependants in difficult times
  • Excellent legal services including free help with work problems and legal support for members and their families
  • Pensions advice
  • A special hotline, UNISON direct – 0800 0857857, for help and advice on workplace issues
  • Online employment and workplace advice via Unison nationally
  • Education and training advice and courses, leading to vocational and professional qualifications
  • Cash benefits for accidents and injuries at work
  • A colour magazine sent to your home four times a year, a fortnightly newspaper for our stewards and activists and a full range of publicity
  • Special deals on everything from computers, tax returns, holidays, mortgages, car breakdown services, insurance and credit cards
  • Our own holiday centre for members and families at the Devon seaside

What else should I know?

Here are four good reasons why UNISON is right for you:

No one works harder
UNISON won more than £35million in injury settlement pay-outs for its members last year, has fought many high-profile equal pay claims around the country, and is a major influence on government policy such as the minimum wage, health care, policing and pensions.

Women represented
UNISON’s membership is two-thirds women – so we make sure their voices are heard throughout the union. At every level of the union, women are elected in fair proportion to their membership.

A voice for everyone
UNISON makes sure everyone has say in how the union is run, from branch member to general secretary. Our unique structure ensures top-quality help and advice is available at local, regional and national level.

Bigger and better
UNISON is not only the country’s biggest trade union, it’s one of the fastest growing too. Last year UNISON recruited 148,755 new members, a staggering 407 per day. This is another step along the road to building an organising union of two million members.

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