I apply to join Usdaw. As a member of Usdaw I undertake to abide
by the rules and regulations of the Union and to pay contributions
regularly. I hereby authorise my employers for the time being, or
their representatives, to deduct from my salary or wages the amount
of contributions payable by me under the Union’s Rules, as amended
from time to time. I also authorise the deduction of any arrears
which may accrue during my employment and agree where appropriate
that my employers, or their representatives, shall notify the Union
of any future changes in my home address to enable the Union to
maintain a register of the names and proper addresses of its
members. I give my explicit consent to the processing of data under
the Data Protection Act 1998 as specified overleaf. The
responsibility for keeping payments up to date rests with the
By applying to join Usdaw
online I (the applicant) am confirming that I am the owner of the
specified bank account. I (the applicant) consent
that Usdaw may undertake a search with Experian for the purposes of
verifying my identity. To do so Experian may check the details I
supply against any particulars on any database (public or
otherwise) to which they have access. They may also use my details
in the future to assist other companies for verification purposes.
A record of the search will be retained.
Direct Debit Guarantee
- This Guarantee is offered by all
banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct
- If there are any changes to the
amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit Usdaw will notify
you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as
otherwise agreed. If you request Usdaw to collect a payment,
confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the
time of the request
- If an error is made in the payment of
your Direct Debit by Usdaw or your bank or building society you are
entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from
your bank or building society
– If you receive a refund you are not
entitled to, you must pay it back when Usdaw asks you to
- You can cancel a Direct Debit at any
time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written
confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.
Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
Every member of the Union who does not object to contribute to
the separate fund for payments in furtherance of political objects
within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations
(Consolidation) Act 1992, will contribute to that fund. Every
member of the Union has the right to be exempt from contributing to
it. A form of exemption notice may be obtained by or on behalf of
any member either by application at, or by post from, the Central
Office or any branch office of the Union. Copies may also be
obtained on request from the Certification Office for Trade Union’s
and Employer’s Associations. Such form, when filled in, should be
handed or sent to the secretary of the branch to which the member
belongs. An exemption notice given within one month after the date
on which a new member is admitted to the Union will take effect as
from the date on which it is given. Should a notice be given AFTER
one month from that date it will operate as from the following 1st
Data Protection Act Notice
Usdaw collects and maintains personal information in order to
carry out its functions as a trade union, provide membership
services and comply with certain statutory obligations. All
personal information is treated with the utmost confidentiality and
with appropriate levels of security. By joining Usdaw you agree
that we may use the information about you which we hold on our
records for the purposes of the union's business as set out below;
this is called processing and includes what is classed as sensitive
personal information on such as the fact that you are a trade union
member. The personal data will be used for a range of union-based
activities relating to the running of the union, including the
maintenance of records, monitoring for equal opportunity purposes,
assisting with employment disputes, ballots, injury claims, etc and
other services and benefits. All information (updated as
appropriate) will be kept throughout membership and, to the extent
necessary, for such reasonable period after membership as may be
necessary to enable the member to access any post-membership
benefits. It will be available to our employees, officers and
officials, both at Headquarters and branch regional offices and
other associations all associated with the union, including agents,
contractors and other service providers. Where, occasionally, the
union uses the services of such organisations, they are
contractually obliged to process your data on behalf of the union
as data processor and in a secure and confidential manner under our
strict instructions. From time to time we may wish to use the
information together with any other for analysis and/or marketing
purposes. In particular, this may benefit you as the union can use
its collective bargaining strength to negotiate attractive terms
and the provision of a wide range of additional member benefits and
to contact you with details of any that we feel may be of
particular interest. Members have the right to object to and stop
direct marketing in any form by organisations contacting them on
behalf of the union. If they wish to exercise their right to object
to stop such direct marketing then they should write to Central
Treasurer requesting that such mailings be stopped, or
alternatively, write to the organisation in question direct.
Please, however, understand that this may preclude you from
receiving details of any of these additional member benefits and
offers in the future. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you also
have the right to ask for a copy of your information (for which a
small fee can be charged of £10) and to request correction of any
incorrect information held.
This notice will be amended from time to time and will be
regularly published by the union in Arena, Network and the Usdaw
The Usdaw website uses
tracking and cookies to ensure a better user experience.
Cookies are small pieces of
information that are stored, by your browser, on your computer.
A cookie does NOT give us
access to your computer or any information about you, other than
the data you choose to share with us.
The information collected
may be analysed to help us understand more about how the website is
used by our visitors, and may be used by us to develop and enhance
our website and services.
You can choose to accept or
decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies,
but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer.
Please note that certain
features of the Usdaw website will not be available once cookies
are disabled. To ensure visitors get the best from our website, we
advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst
visiting our website.
We have added videos and
photo galleries to our website, which are stored on external sites
user experience. If you have a YouTube or Flickr account you may
find that this information is used to recommend other videos that
you might be interested in. Social networking tools that are
available on the Usdaw website, e.g. Twitter and Facebook use
cookies in a similar way.
For more information
on how to manage your cookies visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Social Media Moderation
Guidance and moderation information for Usdaw's social media
channels, including Twitter.
Twitter - @UsdawUnion
account is managed by the Media & Communications team.
We review all @ messages regularly.
The limitations of Twitter's format mean that we can't always
give you a full and useful reply - please email us direct or
telephone our Helpline 0845 6060640 (calls charged at local
The UsdawUnion account
features images from a wide range of events.
We tag images so you can create sets of pictures for each
division, campaign, event etc.
Photos are subject to copyright and not normally available for
reuse without permission.
User Generated Content
Links to other
websites content are views expressed of those users and should not
be taken as endorsed by Usdaw, as they do not necessarily reflect
the official policies of Usdaw.
It is possible to email Usdaw using the link above. If, however,
your issue is personal or you wish to be assured of a direct
response to your query it may be better to write to Usdaw using the
postal address 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ or telephone
our Helpline 0845 6060640 (calls charged at local rate).
Google Translate Disclaimer
- Translations of pages on the Usdaw website are performed by
Google™ Translate, a third party service which Usdaw has no control
- Translated pages are not part of the Usdaw website.
- This service is an automated computer translation and we cannot
guarantee exact translation. The translation should be used as a
rough guide only.
- If there is a difference between the English version and the
translated version, please refer to the English version.
- Some parts of the Usdaw website cannot be translated, for
example images / photos, logos etc.
- Usdaw in no way accepts liability for the accuracy of these
- Use of Google™ Translate is at the user's own risk.
- If you have any questions, we suggest you go to the Google™
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