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 College 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.

Branch Chair

Susan Parker    

Branch Secretary

 Mark Keeping        

Further information

More information about Unite and further services provided for Unite members, including how to join Unite the Union, visit the Unite website.

Joining and membership

You can register and join Unite the Union directly via the Unite website here.


Strike action ballots 2022-23

In response to the local pay dispute between the Joint Trade Unions (JTU) and Imperial College London management in 2022-23, Unite balloted members about their wishes to take strike action against the College.

These ballots took place in September-October 2022, and March-April 2023. The results are as follows:

Closing dateTurnoutVotes for strike actionVotes against strike action
18 October 2022 51.72% 79.05% 20.95%
24 April 2023 64.81% 92.14% 7.86%