About us

Voice is the union for education professionals. We work tirelessly to represent those working in the education sector, early years and childcare to ensure that our members have the support, guidance and representation of a strong and approachable union.

Voice - the union for education, early years and childcare professionals

Unfortunately, at work, things can go wrong when you least expect it, and that is why we are here.

As a member, you can rely on Voice. We're firm but friendly, here to support you throughout your career and to fight your corner. Voice's mission is to support, protect and listen to our members and help them get the most from their career.

We believe that everybody has a right to be heard, but that not every member is the same. That's why we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution. At Voice, we’re dedicated to providing a personalised service to each of our members.

The strength of negotiation

We prefer the force of argument rather than the argument of force. We believe in the power of negotiation and strength of legal action to protect the interests and concerns of our members, not industrial action that can be damaging to education. Our members are as dedicated to supporting the development of the children they teach and care for as they are passionate about pursuing a fair and rewarding workplace. That’s why our members don't take industrial action that could be injurious to education. We support our sector instead through protest and negotiation.

Members first

Our success as a union is based on our commitment to our members. We dedicate our focus to their needs, concerns and preferences. We negotiate with government departments, local authorities and private employers to seek recognition for education and childcare professionals. This is assisted by our strong position in government working groups and consultation forums.

It is our goal in everything we do at Voice to ensure your workplace is somewhere you feel valued, secure and rewarded. Voice deals with the agitating, the arguing, the negotiating and the planning for you, giving you the freedom to get on with what matters most – your job.

Voice’s Core Values

The strength of negotiation

At Voice, we believe in the power of negotiation to protect and promote the interests of education and our members.

Truly independent union

Our independence from the S/TUC and non-affiliation to any political party means our thoughts and actions are dedicated to our members.

Supporting children, protecting ourselves

We’re responsible for the children we educate and care for, and it’s essential that we support them alongside protecting ourselves.

Every member is unique

All of our members are professionals fulfilling an important role in education, early years and childcare, so it’s important that we provide a dedicated and personal service, and strive for quality in everything we do.

More about Voice

Click here for the Union Rules, our Membership and Casework Terms and Conditions and our Data Protection Notice.

Check out our membership rates for Teachers, Support Staff and Early Years Practitioners.

Review our recent Press Releases and Media Coverage.