Like many others who have recently secured NQT I am in the process of choosing a union to join, and to be honest I am finding it difficult to come to a decision. What I really would like is an overview of the different unions (I am in England) and how they differ. Are some unions more politically left/right wing than others? Are some better for NQTs? What will support be like if something goes wrong? If anybody is able to offer a brief summary of their union (or others they know) and the issues that are generally important to that union then I would be really grateful. At the moment I am struggling to distinguish between the many unions I can join so any pointers would be much appreciated.