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  • You’ll be joining 21,000 members to help make Accord’s voice even louder when dealing with your employer on the things that really matter to YOU.
  • As a member, you will get a host of exclusive benefits, including free legal and tax advice, as well as a dedicated travel club.
  • Accord has around 400 fully trained workplace representatives who are there to help you.
  • Got an existing issue? No problem, you can still join and get over the phone advice
  • What are you waiting for? Join us today it only takes 5 minutes.
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How much does it cost?

Membership is excellent value for money, starting from as little as £5.25 per month. 
Subscription is via monthly direct debit at the following rates:


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For members who work full time


For members working full time, but who are agency staff or on a short-term contract


For members who work part-time (16-34 hours per week)


For members who work under 16 hours per week


For members under age 21


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Frequently asked questions

What does Accord do?

What does Accord do?

When you join Accord, you're joining more than just a union - you're joining an extended family with 21,000 other members!

Accord has around 400 trained workplace representatives who compliment our professional officers across the country who are there to help when things aren't going so well. Reps are the beating heart of the union, and often the first port of call offering advice, guidance, information and representation.

Accord is a grown-up, modern trade union that believes there’s a right way to achieve results - and that's through constructive relationships with employers and other unions. By keeping the lines of communication open, even when we disagree, we can find a way to make the situation better.

With so many members, Accord already has an important seat at the table. But we believe we can do better to influence employers and that's one of the reasons why it's important to join and strengthen our voice. The more members we have, the stronger we are when negotiating about the things that really matter to you.

Our members trust us with two main tasks:

  • Collective representation of members' views in negotiations with their employer. The most obvious of these negotiations occurs annually. Yes, we're talking about the annual pay & reward review.
  • Individual representation of members with workplace issues and formal procedures such as at grievance, health wellbeing & attendance, performance or disciplinary meetings.

There are many other benefits to Accord membership too.

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More about Accord

More about Accord

Accord is an independent union

Being independent means that Accord does not receive funds from employers which would come with restrictive ties on what we can do or say. We're funded through our membership subscription - nothing else. That's an important consideration for members when choosing a union, and it means that we can focus our efforts on supporting members without constraints.

Accord is not politically affiliated

We're not affiliated to any political party and we don't have a political levy. All our membership subscription fees are used by the union to represent our members' interests and provide them with membership benefits and services.

Accord is affiliated to the TUC, the Scottish TUC and the Wales TUC. Through our work with the TUC, we're involved in campaigns and negotiations with the government of the day on matters that affect workers within our recognised employers and beyond. Accord's General Secretary, Ged Nichols, has been elected to the TUC General Council for 20 years and was elected as TUC President for the 2019-2020 term.

Accord is a democratic organisation

Everything we do is centred around the interests of our members and our collective objectives.

Our aims are incorporated into the rules that govern us and explain how the funds we receive can be spent. A primary aim for the union is to protect, promote and represent the interests of our members.

To do this, we have agreed with employers the matters on which we consult and negotiate. Communication and the collation of feedback from members underpins this.

The union also seeks to promote equality in all our work. We actively oppose all forms of harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination.

Can Accord represent me?

Can Accord represent me?

Yes, if you work for one of the following employers:

  • Lloyds Banking Group (including MBNA staff)
  • TSB
  • Schroders Personal Wealth
  • Communisis
  • Diligenta
  • E.Surv
  • Sainsbury's Bank
  • Utmost

If you don't work for one of the employers listed above and you're an existing Accord member (through associate membership), you're also covered.

I have an existing issue, can I still join?

I have an exisiting issue, can I still join?

Of course you can, but bear in mind we can only offer new members who join with an existing issue telephone advice - we can’t offer representation for that particular issue.

If anything new arises during your membership, you'll be entitled to full support and representation, as long as you’re a fully paid member.

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How do I join?

How do I join?

You can join Accord online in just 5 minutes – all we need is a little information about you, and all you need is your bank details then you’re set.
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Alternatively, give our membership team a call and sign up over the phone: 0118 934 1808.

How do I get support?

How do I get support?

There are many ways that we can support you, and it's easy to get in touch with us:

  • For simple support queries or membership questions, chat to us using our online chat facility (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00). Out of these hours, the chat function will allow you to leave us a message which we'll respond to you by email
  • If you haven't got much time or your can wait for a response, you can use the quick contact form at the bottom of any page on the website
  • For more general or urgent queries, we operate a helpline Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00. Outside of these hours, we operate a 24hr emergency helpline for issues that can't wait until the next working day. Call 0118 934 1808.
  • Been invited to a meeting? Complete a representation request
  • If you need support at work, find someone in your area to support you:
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