The only union totally dedicated to people in Santander by being “Your Voice At Work”.
Your Voice At Work
Advance Union is a forward-thinking union offering professional advice and support to its members and collective lobbying on critical workplace matters. Since we were formed in 1977, we have become a robust voice, championing the things that matter to you at work. We believe there’s a right way to achieve results – and that’s through constructive relationships with employers and other unions. By keeping the lines of communication open, even when we disagree or can’t get what we want, we can find a way to make the situation better.
Why join Advance Union?
We represent and speak on behalf of members within Santander and its subsidiaries to improve your working life.
Personal support at work
Access to exclusive content
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What our members say
I was previously a member of another union after being told that their representation is of the highest standard and had a high success rate. After seeing how they conduct themselves, I no longer wanted to be associated with a union that acts unprofessionally and seems to thrive off, creating a hostile environment between colleagues and management. Advance are professional and knowledgeable and care about improving working conditions for their members. They stood their ground with solid representation and support while keeping members' best interests at heart.Amena Patel, Customer Services Adviser, Bradford
The whole team is fantastic! Advance Union have not only kept me informed but negotiated great working benefits in my ten years with Santander. More importantly, they were also on hand to help me when I was vulnerable and in need of support.Paul Clegg, Customer Service Manager, Harrogate
When I contracted Long Covid, the unions' support was invaluable, making good suggestions and working with my manager to help me return to work. I felt I had a true best friend holding my hand through a difficult period of my life and aiding my return to work.Mia Perkins, Personal Banker, Wallsall
Advance union was just there for me in terms of sympathy but also for giving me exactly the advice I professionally needed at the time. I felt recognised, listened to and empowered, a rare gift that the Union Representatives have! Hence, I was ready to tackle the issues I needed to.Colin Lynch, Customer Service Adviser, Sandwich
I'm so pleased with the additional benefits I get as a member. I recently used the tax refund company, and they recovered £2656 from HMRC for me. Such a fantastic benefit!!Team Manager, Bradford
We are here to help, so why not contact us if you are a member who needs advice, representation or simply wants to provide feedback? If you are not a member and want to ask a question, please do get in touch.
Meeting between Advance union and Branch Interactions
A change to our approach on communication
Migraine awareness week September 5th - 10th 2022
Join us today!
Take the best decision in your career and join us today. At £6.70 per month, we are great value for our members. When you join Advance Union, you’re joining more than just a union – a community with thousands of members across multiple sites and branches. Together, we’re a loud voice championing the things that matter to you at work.