This area may help answer some questions about ISU membership

How do I join the ISU?

To join the ISU,  print and complete an ISU application form and Direct Debit form. We will require both forms to be completed with a handwritten signature. All forms must be sent to ISU HQ by post. We cannot accept forms by fax or email. Once received, we will process your application and place a welcome pack in the post to you which will include an ISU pocket diary, membership card and welcome letter.

Can I join the ISU?

You have the right to join any Trade Union you wish to; but many employers, including the Home Office, will only speak to certain Trade Unions for things like Pay Negotiations. The ISU formally negotiate pay, terms and conditions for grades AO to SO within Border Force, Enforcement and UKVI. However, we represent the needs and interests of any member regardless of their grade and employer. 

We also have a number of members who are at different grades or who work in different areas, or indeed other Government departments. For those members we cannot participate in formal collective bargaining processes but can otherwise offer the full range of membership benefits and services, including personal representation. We frequently represent members in many different locations and roles and will happily support members wherever they might be

What does it cost to join the ISU?

ISU membership is £12.00 per month for all grades. We do not have part-time rates or a sliding scale system for payments. All our membership benefits are available to all members equally, there is no restriction on services because of the rate you pay. 

If you are already a member of the ISU and paying at an incorrect rate, this can affect the services available to you from the ISU as you will not be a fully paying member of the ISU. If you have any questions please contact HQ.