Have you heard about Accord? Perhaps you're thinking about joining?
Through this page we'll give you 6 good reasons why you should join us, and what we can do for you.
Watch the video below or carry on reading for full details.Read more about our reasons
We negotiate an important job security agreement to protect and promote members’ interests
We make sure you’re treated fairly, with dignity & respect at work and oppose all forms of harassment
For over 40 years, Accord has been achieving improvements for members. All through constructive dialogue with your employer.
We negotiate terms and conditions of employment and continuously campaign for improvements. The most obvious of these negotiations occurs annually. Yes, we're talking about whether or not you get an annual pay rise and how much you'll get. But we do more than talk about pay.
Throughout the year, our team of experienced negotiators talk to your employer about policies and procedures that govern the way you're treated at work. Things like better parental leave and pay policies, how performance is managed and how issues are resolved fairly. We demand first class safety in the workplace - our record and your employer's treatment of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic speaks for itself.
There are many ways that we support our members:
We offer an additional benefits package making membership even better value for money:
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.
Accord is an independent trade union - that means we don't 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 a democratic organisation - everything we do is centred around the interests of our members and our collective objectives. 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.
Our voice is louder and stronger when we join together. That's why workers join a union.
Every year, we support members who run into problems at work - from smaller issues like getting holiday approved, to the significant things like facing disciplinary action. We'll make sure you're treated fairly – without you having to worry about paying for legal support. Whether the problem is with employment contracts, harassment, redundancy, pensions or discrimination - your union will be there to help you.
Accord has negotiated some of the best job security terms in the industry and we’re experienced in supporting members who are at risk of redundancy.
Think of us as an insurance policy for your job and you'll be on the right lines.Join us online today!
Accord stands up for your right to work in an environment free from discrimination and to ensure you're treated with dignity and respect.
We value diversity and actively oppose all forms of harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination. Nobody should have to face bullying or harassment at work. Nor should they feel afraid to be themselves. Accord campaigns for dignity and respect at work for all workers.
We’re here to help if you’ve been treated unfairly at work because of your gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion, colour, class, caring responsibilities, marital status, sexuality, disability, age, or other status or personal characteristic. And we'll assist you in challenging discrimination should it occur.
So, what are you waiting for? Join Accord today and help make our voice even louder when dealing with your employer on the things that really matter to you.