About Unison

UNISON was formed in July 1993, from the merger of 3 public service unions, COHSE, NALGO and NUPE, to create a stronger and more influential union, to defend and improve the interests of people working in the public services and essential industries.

With approximately 1.4 million members, UNISON is the second largest union in the UK, representing members employed in:

  • local government
  • healthcare
  • higher education
  • voluntary sector
  • energy: electricity; gas; water;
  • public transport
  • police authorities

Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer(s). Branch members have access to a local network of branch officers, stewards and health & safety reps. Please visit the Moray UNISON page.