We are delighted you have chosen to join the profession. Teaching is a great job. As a teacher you can change children’s lives. However, you train to teach, you can rely on the National Education Union (NEU) to support you throughout your training, induction and career.
As the UK’s largest education union, we provide support, training, and advice to thousands of trainee teachers every year.
What is a trade union?
A trade union is an organisation that represents workers. Its main goal is to protect and advance the interests of its members.
Why join a union? In short, because it means you don’t have to deal with any issues that affect your job on your own. As a union member, by coming together with your colleagues, you will have a stronger voice when tackling issues that are important to you at work, including negotiating your pay and conditions of employment.
In addition, union members can access advice, support and workplace representation, and professional development, as well as a range of benefits, including insurance.
It is highly recommended that everyone who works in education joins a union before entering the workplace.