As an employee, you have the right to join a union. Unions often negotiate agreements on e.g. wages and conditions. They can represent you at work if you have problems, and help you stand up for your rights. You can join a union even if no one else in your workplace is in one. Ask your colleagues what union they are in or visit worksmart.org.uk and use their ‘union finder’ to see which is the best one for you. It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you because you are a member of a trade union or wish to join one.