Unite is Britain's biggest union with 1.42 million members working in both the public and private sectors, employed by universities, NHS, non-profit making organisations, IT companies and the service sector.

At Imperial, Unite represents technical, professional and support service staff and also biomedical and nursing staff on our medical sites.

Unite negotiates with the College to improve pay, terms and conditions and to ensure fair and equal treatment for staff.

You can join Unite the Union directly via the website.

Update on strike action - on hold

Unite branch members at Imperial have twice overwhelmingly voted in favour of taking strike action, firstly in October 2022 (79.05% positive response) and subsequently in April 2023 (92.14%).

Strike action throughout this period has taken place from November 2022 to October 2023, before breakthroughs between Union leaders and College management have seen the JTU members retract industrial action in order to pursue consolidated pay increases in negotiations as part of the 2024-25 pay award. Information about this will be available in spring 2024.

We remain in dispute with the College about the pay offers for both 2022-23 and 2023-24.