Trade Union Membership
The early years profession is supported by a number of trade unions who offer their services to look after their members employed in the sector. Trade unions propose that members may benefit from the strength and security that comes from people working together to tackle problems.
Trade unions negotiate with employers on behalf of union members to agree: wages; work rules; complaint procedures; workplace safety; the rules governing hiring and firing; and promotion of workers benefits. For a membership fee, unions offer a variety of support to members.
UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing workers in the public, private and third sectors including early learning and childcare, schools, colleges and universities.
Voice represent anyone working in education including Early Years Practitioners.
The EIS union represents teachers in all sectors of education in Scotland. You can join this union if you have a teaching qualification and are employed in ELC as a teacher.
NASUWT, The Teachers Union represents teachers in Scotland. You can join this union if you have a teaching qualification and are employed in ELC as a teacher.
AHDS is a trade union dedicated to providing a distinct voice for promoted teachers from Scotland's primary, nursery and ASN schools.