Know Your Rights

Your right to join a trade union

Employers or employment agencies are not allowed to treat you unfairly because you belong to a trade union.

Your employer shouldn't treat you unfairly because you belong to a union, (for example, by refusing you promotion or training opportunities). And they shouldn't try to persuade you to stop being a union member by offering you, for example, better conditions of employment for giving up membership.

You have the right not to be dismissed or, if you're an employee, selected for redundancy for being a union member or refusing to leave your union.


Updated: 20 June, 2010