Expert support throughout your career

Bectu membership brings a range of benefits to support you in the workplace and beyond. In addition to the collective bargaining rights you gain when joining a union, we offer a range of services that can support you individually.

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Whether you’re dealing with a problem at work or are looking for the right support to progress your career, our free expert legal advice, career development and training can help you make the most of union membership.

Access free legal advice and support

Prospect members can seek expert advice on issues arising at work, such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, non-payment of wages, redundancies, etc.Legal claims stat graphic

If we need to take a claim against your employer to court, our dedicated team of employment law specialists will work on your behalf, and we’ll pay your legal fees. See more about who we can help.

As well as work-related advice and support, your Bectu membership gives you access to a high-quality, responsive and effective range of non-work related legal services.

Every year we recover millions of pounds for members in court cases, without them having to pay any money towards legal costs. Some cases saw individual members awarded tens of thousands of pounds.

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Support and training to advance your career

Bectu membership provides a range of benefits to help you thrive in your workplace and progress in your career.

Our dedicated training and skills team offer a range of in-person and online employability training, covering topics such as digital skills or creative problem solving. As a member, you will have exclusive access to a library of recorded videos and podcasts and invitations to webinars from anything to pensions advice to mental health and wellbeing.

Through a dedicated careers website, we offer a wealth of career-focused support and tools. With access to the latest labour market data you can compare your role and decide the next steps in your career.

We support our members with regular opportunities for mentoring and networking. The more you get involved in the union, the more beneficial it can be for your career as you make connections with senior colleagues in your workplace or across your industry.

Dedicated support for workplace reps

Workplace reps play a vital role in supporting colleagues at work and in strengthening the union. If you are interested in becoming a rep, we offer in-depth training to develop your knowledge and skills to ensure you become a competent and confident representative.

Our team of organisers and negotiators will offer ongoing advice and guidance to support you in supporting your members.

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