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Why choose Accord?

Find out a little more about why you should choose Accord as your union, and what we can offer you.

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Accord rep, Michelle White, on why you should choose Accord...

Being a member of Accord means you have a say in the things that really matter to you. And although we hope you never run into an issue during your employment with TSB, unfortunately problems arise from time to time. And when they do, Accord will be there by your side. Join Accord today and make the collective voice of TSB staff even stronger.

Michelle White
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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 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 - check out the benefits section on this page.

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:

Subscriptions per month

Description

£10.50

For members who work full time

£7.50

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

£7.50

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

£5.25

For members who work under 16 hours per week

£5.25

For members under the age 21

£5.25

For members who are ‘on call’

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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.

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Benefits

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I became an Accord rep in 2020 because I wanted to be the link between the workplaces in my area and the union. It was important to me that my fellow colleagues had a voice at work, and I was happy to take on that role.

Steph Hunter
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