Following the introduction of the Trade Union Act which included alterations to our Membership Application Forms, we have been reviewing the Online Joining section of the website.

It has come to our attention that we have had over 1,000 failed attempts in less than one month to access the old (and no longer working) Online Joining URL. This was the URL used before switching to the new website a few months ago.

Following investigation it has been found that many Branch Officers have “Join Online” / “Join Now” hyperlinks within their Email signatures, which is likely to be a cause in the traffic being directed to the old URL.

Branches are advised that the old (and no longer working) ULR is:

The new ULR which should be used in its place is:

Branches will need to update these Hyperlinks to ensure users are directed to the correct webpage so we do not lose any potential joiners.

Any enquires regarding this LTB should be addressed to the SGDS department for the attention of Martin Akerman or Matt Edwards, System Administrator

Yours sincerely,

Tony Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary


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