From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too.
It was bloomin’ lovely for UNISON in May, with fresh growth and a bevy of brilliant wins across the union.
With the union’s Go for Growth recruitment and retention campaign just finished, breath was baited. Would the figures add up?
May’s traditionally a tough month for union recruitment – in May 2018, our membership dropped by around 5,000.
This time around, though, we recruited over 15,000 new members – a 17% increase on last May, meaning we grew by just over 3,000 members for the month and that we’ve grown by over 5,500 this year so far.
Of those new members, nearly 2,500 are young members. Woohoo!
But the story of the month wasn’t only about growing – it provided loads of illustrations of what UNISON can do when we stand together.