Can agency workers join trade unions?

Yes. You are allowed to join a union and some employers encourage workers to do so. You also have the right to be accompanied at a workplace disciplinary or grievance hearing by either a trade union representative or an existing colleague.

For more information on the benefits of joining a trade union, including advice on how to join, browse our Union Finder tool.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.