Membership Benefits

If you have any problems at work it makes sense to have someone on your side. A Trade Union provides support and representation for its members on all work related issues. Some workers join a trade union because they believe that a union can:

  • agree better working conditions, such as more holidays or improved health and safety
  • provide training for new skills
  • give legal advice and support
  • give general advice and support
  • negotiate better pay
  • provide representation at Pension appeals
  • provide representation at Medical appeals
  • give confidential advice service

In addition to our core business we provide;

  • FREE £20,000 Accidental Death Insurance (on or off duty anywhere in the world*)
  • Access to our 'On-Call' insurance scheme for only £2.99 per month – click here for further information

We are an organisation which fully understands the strengths of the RDS. Our commitment to the welfare of those employed on this duty system is our top priority and we need to be vigilant to keep RDS issues to the forefront of the national and local agenda as well as being fully supportive of our members when things go wrong.

We believe we are the best option, whether it is through ongoing lobbying on members collective behalf, representing you in disciplinary or grievance processes, or deploying our Legal Team to protect you if you are injured on duty. The RFU aims to be proactive on our members’ behalf; a union is not now nor ever has been just simply a safety net. Unions are not just there for when something goes wrong!

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Managing Your Expectations

* See policy for further information.

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