Banner Image: Why join a union? Find out why joining a union can make things better for you at work. Read more about Why join a union? Find a union for you More than 6 million people are in a union, isn't it time you joined a union? Read more about Find a union for you How unions work Unions work within and beyond the workplace. Find out more. Read more about How unions work How the TUC works with unions Unions gain strength by acting together through the TUC Read more about How the TUC works with unions Why I joined a union - Sophie's story It’s important to know the union has got your back. Read more about Why I joined a union - Sophie's story Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival and Museum Read more about Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival and Museum Workplace Guidance Help and advice for working people. Pay, holiday and working hours Minimum and living wages Equal pay Expenses Flexible working Overtime Zero-hours contracts Holidays Sickness Organising and bargaining Industrial action Collective bargaining Union reps Learning, skills and training Training rights Apprenticeships Higher learning at work Internships Health, safety and wellbeing Bullying, violence and harassment Asbestos Wellbeing and stress Personal protective equipment (PPE) Risks and how to manage them Women and health and safety Safety reps and worker involvement Compensation Resources for health and safety reps Family-friendly work Time off for sick children and dependents Flexible working for parents and carers Maternity leave Parental leave Paternity leave Adoption leave Equality and discrimination Age Race Religion Disability Gender and women's rights LGBT+ Dismissal, redundancy and grievance Constructive dismissal Unfair dismissal Grievance procedures Redundancy Basic rights and contracts Understanding your contract Changes to employment Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) Privacy and monitoring Drug testing in the workplace Read more about Workplace Guidance Training The TUC provides training for union reps, union members and union professionals. Find a course for you. Read more about Training Introduction: When a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. That’s how unions make things better at work.