Members Benefits and Discounts Archives

November 6, 2008

Members benefits

We know the key benefit of Union membership is to give you a truly independent collective voice in the workplace and access to trained representatives who can help you through any individual issues you have at work. However, with over 2 million members, Unite has been able to obtain a number of other member benefits. Some are detailed here, more can be found on the Union website:

- Fair Trade Jewellery
- Union Energy
- Emergency Service
- Free Will Service
- Unite Drive
- 24 Hour LegalLine
- Unite Members Wine Service
- Jersey Plants Direct
- Free Debit Advice
- Vision Express

Fair Trade Jewellery

Argentum Jewellery has been built on an ethos of fair trade and where possible they only deal with like minded suppliers. It is with this approach to business that they have established a range of products that include polished silver and an excellent range of specialist jewellery from Nepal, and some pieces from India.

The stones are genuine and semi-precious. The settings are sterling silver. They are very careful about who they choose for suppliers, only using those with the highest quality standards and those which treat their crafters fairly, and do not employ child labour.

In addition, to buying some great products on this site, your purchase will also help crafters in Nepal whose livelihoods are very much tied to the export business. Argentum feel very much for the plight of the children in these countries, and they donate a percentage of all profits to help support the education of these children.

Get a 20% discount by quoting UNITE when ordering tel: 0845 4747 925, email or visit

Union Energy

Union Energy is a service designed exclusively for trade union members. It can provide big savings on your gas and electricity bills and includes free redundancy insurance.

Working in partnership with ScottishPower, Union Energy is committed to regularly checking their competitors' prices and adjusting their own prices to ensure that they are always competitive.

Nine out of ten customers say they would recommend Union Energy to their friends, and Union Energy are proud to say that when customers transfer their energy use over to them, they tend to stay with them.

Call 0800 027 9000 for a no obligation quote (please have your most recent gas and electricity bills handy) or visit:

Emergency Service

08000 HelpMe, working together with Unite to help you. One call to freephone (easy-to-remember) 08000 HelpMe, a new personal 24-hour emergency service, can help sort it all out.

For £29.95 a year, they can disable your mobile phone, cancel and re-order lost or stolen cards, help arrange transport home and sort out 24-hour locksmiths and more.

08000 HelpMe will even store emergency contact numbers for friends and family, so if your numbers disappear with your mobile, they can get messages delivered for you.

For more information, log on to Or call 0845 257 2273 & please quote reference AMI 25 (lines open 9am-9pm Mon-Fri and 9am-5pm Sat-Sun)

Free Will Service

As part of the comprehensive package of legal services, Unite have negotiated a special free will arrangement with a leading firm of solicitors.

Making a will brings peace of mind and enables you to protect your interests and those of your family.

Wills can cost hundreds of pounds, but after you have been a member of Unite (Amicus Section) for six onths, a panel of approved solicitors will draw up a free will for you.

For a form, simply call 0845 850 4242

Unite Drive

A service for members, friends and family that can give you access to brand new cars with massive discounts - saving up to £4,000.

All vehicles are supplied by UK main dealers so you can rest assured that The Corporate Partners and their colleagues will receive full manufacturer warranties and guarantees.

Back this up with a customer service that is difficult to match in this industry sector - members, their friends and family will be in total control of buying their new car - it is so simple!

The Corporate Partner support team has a full range of finance packages available if required. All funding methods from PCP, Contract Hire, Hire purchase, Lease purchase, or a Short term car lease can be provided. These products combined with the discounted vehicle make for unbeatable monthly rates.

What can you expect? You, your friends and family will have access to a web based platform. This will allow you to "build" any new car of your choice with accessories. Once you have "built" you can instantly view the cost with the savings available. The online service will also provide an indication of the monthly funded cost.

Without the need to visit or call dealers we not only give you a great discount but save you a vast amount of time! Tel: 0845 249 1622 or use the login details below and register for an instant online quote.

Login details:
User Name: unite
Password: unite

Unite 24-Hour LegalLine

The LegalLine is a free service that enables members to obtain initial legal advice on a whole range of non-work related issues.

The service is operated by a team of qualified legal professionals and as it is often difficult for members to phone from work, the service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0870 240 45 45

Unite Members Wine Service

Welcome to the wine service for Unite members, their friends and family, giving you a chance to buy some exclusive wines at drastically reduced prices - delivery is FREE - including, our exclusively designed Unite label range of Silver, Gold & Platinum wines, selected by a tasting panel especially for you.

Unite have teamed up with the UK's fastest growing mail order wine merchant, Intervino, to give you access to over 300 wines from their portfolio.

You can order online today via Unite’s secure server or contact Intervino directly on 01472 220006 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) and talk to an experienced advisor about your order.

Unite Silver Wines - A delicious medium dry Italian white wine paired with a light & fruity Italian red combine to give great value. Buy 12 bottles @ £3.99 per bottle or buy 6 bottles @ £4.99 per bottle.

Unite Gold Wines - From Australia, a delicious Colombard/Chardonnay from the ever impressive Kingston estate. A crisp medium dry white which would compliment any occasion. A superb Shiraz/Cabernet is a rich, slightly spicy red - it has the BBQ season written all over it. Buy 12 bottles @ £5.99 per bottle or buy 6 bottles @ £6.99 per bottle.

Unite Platinum Wines - For the discerning members, the platinum selection offers both class & style. A crisp Macon Blanc Villages from the heart of Burgundy, France is the choice for the white. Wonderfully dry & yet still offering a fruity edge. For the red, there is a classic claret from the Bordeaux region. A fine & elegant red wine - this would grace any dining table. Buy 12 bottles @ £7.99 per bottle or buy 6 bottles @ £8.99 per bottle.

Save 30% on all wines - The minimum purchase is 6 bottles. You can choose several combinations from the drop down list on the order page, you can combine wines as well.

If you require any further information then please call 01472 220006 or email

Jersey Plants Direct

Jersey Plants Direct are providers of the very highest quality bedding plants, bulbs, perennials and shrubs available by delivery throughout the UK. They are dedicated to bringing the highest quality to your door at an unbeatable price.

20% discount is yours when you shop on-line at

It's simple, just check your basket once you have chosen your plants and it will show the 20% discount. Alternatively, you can call 01534 871113 and quote AMSSP07A to receive the 20% discount.

Discount covers every single box of plants you buy - so you can spend as much or as little as you wish to receive the discount. Buy now and get planting to fill your garden with your Autumn and Winter flowering favourites.

Boxes contain either 70 Ready Plug Plants or 160 Mini Plug Plants - suitable for all novice and keen gardeners. Every product comes with a 100% Quality Guarantee, so should you not be entirely satisfied with the quality of the plants on their arrival, simply give them a call within 14 days and they will replace the plants or give you a full refund.

The price you see is the price you pay. Over 80% of product range is £9.99 per box. There are no hidden costs and postage and packaging is FREE.

Please remember: If you are using the link or calling independently, the discount will not apply if you do not put /ams at the end of the web address or quote AMSSP07A when calling.

Free Debt Advice

Payplan offers a free and confidential debt advice service, which helps Amicus members who have got into financial difficulties.

Irrespective of how much you owe, specialist help is just a free phone call away.

Payplan has over 15 years experience of providing consumer debt advice and solutions, currently helping over 60,000 people every year.

Payplan online or call 0800 3893302

Vision Express

Unite have joined forces with Vision Express Opticians to provide you and your family with substantial savings on eyecare. Unite members can take advantage of a unique optical benefit package allowing the following savings:

1. £10 standard eye examination or FREE when purchasing complete glasses.
2. Save £30 on complete spectacles when purchasing frames from the £69 and
above ranges, with prescription scratch-resistant plactic lenses.
3. Save £70 when joining the Contact 7 direct debit scheme - FREE
registration & consultation and first 3 months supply of lenses to value
£44.85. (Terms and conditions apply)

To obtain a leaflet containing the discount vouchers please visit any Vision Express Store with your Union Membership Card and quote reference no: 403020. Please remember that the scheme extends to family members.

Alternatively, log on to for an electronic version of the discount voucher and these will also be accepted by any Vision Express store.

To locate your nearest store and book an appointment use freephone 0800 73 80 90 or visit their website

Don't forget your union is supporting Vision Aid Overseas - our chosen charity. You can donate pairs of spectacles you no longer need by taking them to your nearest Vision Express store, where you'll find a donation box.