UNISON – Private Sector

The majority of UNISON members work in the public sector, but after more than 20 years of privatisation and outsourcing, more and more of our members are employed by private sector organisations. Approximately 130,000 of our members now work for private companies that deliver public services.

A growing number of multinational companies operate in the public sector, including Capita, Compass, Four Seasons, ISS, Serco, Sodexo and Veolia, but UNISON represents members in more than 13,000 individual private employers. Our private contractor members include hospital cleaners, care workers, administration officers, school meals staff and call centre workers.

If you work for a private contractor that delivers public services, you are likely to be eligible to join UNISON.

Private Sector – Key Issues

Save Care Now

Unsociable Hours In The Public And Private Sectors

Guidance for UNISON Reps on the use of Surveillance in health and care workplaces


For more information contact Dom Kingsmill-Stocker in the Oxfordshire UNISON branch office 01865 815990