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NUPIT- National Union of Professional Interpreters and Translators

NUPIT was created in 2001 and it is part of the Unite the Union, an organisation meant to advocate for the rights of interpreters and translators. The Union fights for reasonable work conditions and payment for the services of its members. All translators, interpreters and holders of a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting or of a university degree in Translations/ Interpretation are welcome to send their application. 

  • To be part of an autonomous group within a large Trade Union – Unite the Union, thereby enjoying the benefits and services that Unite has to offer to self-employed and freelancers
  • To have a strong and influential collective voice on behalf of the interpreting and translation professions
  • To campaign with other interpreting organisations in Professional Interpreters for Justice(PI4J) as outlined in the PI4J Aims Statement
  • The provision of comprehensive representation in the event of legal claims arising out of the work members do
  • Advice and representation on terms of appointment and other related to contract employment matters. Definitions for ‘worker’, ‘self-employed’, ‘agency workers’
  • To promote the establishment of fair and reasonable terms and conditions and a nationally agreed rate of pay
  • The opportunity to join an established section of Unite the Union, encouraging all members to contribute in word and deed to union affairs
  • We offer guidance on health and safety issues
  • To work towards raising public recognition of the professionalism and competence of qualified interpreters and translators
  • Our union is able to provide our members with expert advice and support tackling bullying, intimidation and unfair discrimination
  • We are an open and democratic union, offering an important forum for the discussion of the issues facing interpreters and translators
  • Click here for the NUPIT membership form or join using the link below.

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In order to apply for membership, please click on the link below:

Claiming back costs of becoming a member

Most people don’t know that they can reclaim tax on their memberships.

You can reclaim tax you pay on fees or subscriptions to some approved professional organisations – but only if you must have membership to do your job or it’s helpful for your work.