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 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