Union membership

LSE has a formal joint recognition and procedural agreement in place with 3 unions

The School has a formal joint recognition and procedural agreement in place with the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), UNISON and Unite. This agreement sets out how the School formally works with its trade unions and the assistance the School provides to enable them to carry out their official duties within the LSE. The agreement can be found here: Recognition and Procedure Agreement.

In terms of representing staff on matters of pay and conditions of service, UCU is recognised as the body representing academic, research and support staff in roles at bands 6 to 9 and UNISON and Unite represent professional support staff in roles at bands 1 to 5.

For more information please contact your HR Partner (details can be found at: HR People) or via the following contact information:


Branch Chair: Nico Rosetti (N.Rosetti@lse.ac.uk)

Email: ucu.secretary@lse.ac.uk; branch webpage.


Branch Chair: Nicole Garnier (N.Garnier@lse.ac.uk)

Email: unison@lse.ac.uk; branch webpage.


Branch Chair: TBC

Contact details: Daniel Beckley (D.Beckley@lse.ac.uk)

Union Subscriptions

The current union subscription rates can be viewed by visiting each trade union's web page:

UCU http://www.ucu.org.uk/

UNISON http://www.unison.org.uk/

Unite http://www.unitetheunion.org/

Staff may pay unions direct or have the deduction taken directly from their salary. If you think the incorrect rate is being deducted from your salary, please contact the Pay and Information Team: fin.div.payroll@lse.ac.uk.