How to Join

You can Join Online using our secure system for full access to our website, although we are not able to accept bank account details for Direct Debit payments through the system. If you’d prefer to pay by Direct Debit (and especially if you’re a Temp, Contractor, or Associate Member, where we can’t take your payment via Payroll Deduction), we’d suggest you complete the downloadable version of the Application Form, which means we won’t have to send you a separate Direct Debit Mandate when we’re checking your application.

Please note it can take up to 48 working hours to process your application and for you to gain access to our website.
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Or complete and return our Application Form.
Membership Application Form

A quick intro to NGSU:

Read how we use your personal information when you become a NGSU member here.

Read our rules here

All new members are entitled to information and advice from the day of joining. Access to our range of benefits is either from the day of joining or from receipt of your website PIN which will be sent to you in the post.

Individual representation is available on receipt of your first subscription if you are within your probationary period with your employer, and on receipt of your third subscription otherwise (see Rule 8C). Please note that a subscription is not paid in the month of joining i.e. if you join on the 14th July your first subscription is payable in August.

The NGSU has sole recognition rights to represent employees of Nationwide in matters relating to the negotiation and consultation of working terms and conditions. The Agreement provides collective rights for all employees in Job Level’s One, Two and Three (non-Senior Executive) and individual representation rights for employees in Job Level Three (Senior Executives) and above. For more information on the Recognition and Procedure Agreement between Nationwide and Nationwide Group Staff Union please see here.

Why Join

Why join a Union?   Ever wondered what the trade union movement in Britain has done for us? Equal pay, equal opportunities, maternity pay and flexible working hours. Most people join a union because they want protection at work – help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong. That’s what we’re here for.

This short film explains how the trade unions have changed working life.

Video courtesy of TUC – Trade Union Congress

Video courtesy of TUC – Trade Union Congress on behalf of Heart Unions Week.


Full Time Staff
£11.90 pcm
Part Time Staff (16 hours per week and above)
£6.30 pcm
Short Time Staff (Under 16 hours per week)
£4.80 pcm
Maternity rate
£2.55 pcm
£2.55 pcm
Associate Members
£11.90 pcm
From 1 April 2020


The benefits of joining us

Most people join a union because they want protection at work – help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong. That’s what we’re here for.

Nationwide Group Staff Union (NGSU) works on behalf of its members in four broad areas.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions: We negotiate and consult on pay, working hours, holidays and a wide range of other terms and conditions. We work hard to make sure that NGSU members receive some of the best employment conditions on offer and are treated with respect and dignity and have equality of opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Advice & Support

We help many members every day by listening to their concerns and pointing them in the right direction for help. It may be simply checking out what terms and conditions you’re entitled to or seeking help in applying for flexible working. All advice and support is free and confidential and specialist advice is available from our legal experts. We’ll only take things further for you if you want us to.

Individual help at Work

We help and support individual members with problems at work. This might be helping someone raise a complaint about their working conditions or representing them through a disciplinary or capability hearing. There’s a good chance that whatever your issue we’ve helped someone with similar concerns in the past – so don’t suffer on your own, we’re here to help.

Benefits and Discounts

  • The Monthly Draw – win fantastic cash prizes!
  • Free 24 hour Legal Helpline
  • Free Personal Injury Claims Service
  • Life Insurance Commission Rebate Schemes
  • Great deals on holidays
  • Discounts on goods and services – cinema tickets; family entertainment; car leasing