Aegis the Union

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Full name Aegis the Union
Founded 1971
Members 4,602 (2015)[1]
Affiliation TUC, A4F
Key people
Office location
  • Aegon UK plc
  • Edinburgh Park
  • Edinburgh EH12 9SE
Country United Kingdom

Aegis is a trade union representing workers in financial services in the United Kingdom.

The union was founded in 1971 as the Scottish Equitable Staff Association, an internal staff association at Scottish Equitable.[2] Scottish Equitable was renamed Aegon UK in 2010, and the union changed its name to "Aegis", affiliating to the Trades Union Congress in the same year.[3]

By 2012, some Aegon staff had been outsourced, and the union began also recruiting those workers. This led it to pursue a strategy of gradual growth into other parts of the financial services industry.[2] In 2014, the unions SURGE and YISA merged into Aegis,[4] expanding the operation of the union into Skipton Building Society and Yorkshire Building Society as well.

The current General Secretary is Brian Linn.


  1. ^ "TUC Directory 2015" (PDF). Trades Union Congress. January 2015. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-85006-962-1. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  2. ^ a b "About Aegis". Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  3. ^ Chelmsford TUC, "A Snapshot of Trade Union Events"
  4. ^ "TUC Directory 2015" (PDF). Trades Union Congress. January 2015. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-85006-962-1. Retrieved 2015-06-16.