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How much does it cost to be a UNISON member?

It might cost less than you think to join UNISON, and there are many benefits.

The amount you pay to become a UNISON member is based on what you earn:


Your annual payYour monthly subscription
Less than £2,000£1.30
£2,001 - £5,000£3.50
£5,001 - £8,000£5.30
£8,001 - £11,000£6.60
£11,001 - £14,000£7.85
£14,001 - £17,000£9.70
£17,001 - £20,000£11.50
£20,001 - £25,000£14
£25,001 - £30,000£17.25
£30,001 - £35,000£20.30
Over £35,000£22.50


Students get UNISON membership for £10 a year. And members of UNISON’s nursing sector, including nurses, midwives and health visitors, can claim tax relief on 70% of their annual UNISON subscription – and we will help you do that.

Exclusive offer for UNISON members – subscribe to Nursing Times and get a 20% discount



We hope that these pages explain fully the benefits of being a UNISON member. Don’t forget as a UNISON member you are entitled to:

  • free legal advice
  • accident and emergency cover
  • free training
  • representation.

Member discounts on key services

1.3 million members means we can negotiate member discounts on key services including: 

  • insurance
  • mortgages
  • credit card
  • travel and leisure
  • eye tests and classes
  • your Nursing Times subscription.

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