Welcome to The Open University UNISON website

Whatever you’re going through – we can help. We’re the UK’s largest union, with over 1.4 million members. Join now and you’ll receive our support – with membership costing less than you might think.

We work in partnership with the Open University and UCU in negotiating Terms and Conditions, Agreements and Codes of Practice. We can help our members with issues related to Employment Terms and Conditions, Leave Entitlement, Health and Safety, Bullying and Harassment and lots more.

There are also special member benefits such as discounts and special offers on such things as Insurance, Holidays, Legal Advice.

Members of UNISON at the Open University mainly work directly for the University, but the branch also supports members working for private contractors providing ‘on campus’ support services to the University.

Join Now and make sure we’re always with you, whenever and wherever you need us.

We are here for you.


Latest News


February update 2023

February is upon us, which means spring is almost on the horizon. Trade unions across the UK are busy fighting for workers experiencing hardship in the cost-of-living crisis, and UNISON is no exception. Our members in the NHS and the Environment Agency have been...

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Get involved with union activism at your branch!

Nominations are open now for anyone interested to get more involved with their union. Now is an important time for all workers to be vigilant and organised in the workplace. UNISON exists for members to support each other, and this is vital now more than ever in a...

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HE Pay 2022 – make sure you have your say!

You will soon be receiving a ballot paper in the post, and it's very important that you vote and send your ballot paper back.  You can find out more about the industrial action ballot over the 2022/23 pay offer on the national UNISON website. Make sure your voice is...

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Croyde Bay Holidays

It’s certainly been a busy summer so far in Croyde. There’s lots of activity on the resort, on the beach and in the village. We’ve been able to reopen the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi for guests as well as increase the swimming pool occupancy which has been very...

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Welcome to our new look website

Welcome to our new look website.  We've now upgraded to a more secure server to ensure our members are kept as safe as possible online whilst browsing our site.  Please bear with us while we update the new site with news and views in the coming weeks and months. If...

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If you are a member of our Branch and have a problem or query, you can find your Workplace Contact or Representative details, or by emailing us or using the details below.

Alternatively, you can ring UNISONdirect on 0800 0857  857

Branch contact details

Room C014
Wilson C Block
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes


Members who require support, please contact the above email in the first instance.
Your query will then be passed on to the most appropriate Officer.

Branch Admin office Hours:

Monday 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 09:00 to 13:00
Friday 09.00 to 13.00

This may change due to staff availabilty

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