NUBSLI is a branch of Unite the union, the UK’s second largest union with more than 1.45 million members. It was established at its first branch meeting on 25 June 2014. Unlike most other branches of Unite the union, the National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters is made up of both employed and self-employed interpreters and translators.
There were fewer than 10 interpreters when NUBSLI was established but since then NUBSLI has grown rapidly and now represents around 40% of the profession. We continue to grow and our work has made an impact in the time we have been running.
NUBSLI is a democratic organisation and decisions are made democratically by members who elect a Chair, Branch Secretary, Equalities Officer and Treasurer. Together with other members these form a committee who undertake the work that the union does. The committee is supported by other members who are involved in specific areas of work. If you would like to be involved in any of the work that NUBSLI does then contact us for more information.