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Trade Unions

The Unions that are recognised by YCL for collective bargaining, for the terms and conditions of employment for staff are UNISION, UNITE and UCU. You have the right to belong to any independent Trade Union of your choice. Further details can be found below


UNISON is one of the UK's largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors.

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Unite (Amicus Section) represents technical and technical related staff employed by the University of York.

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University and College Union (UCU)

UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. 

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