so I’ve joined my first job where unions are recognised so am going to join one. Problem is there are two - one representing ‘shop floor’ staff and one representing senior management. My job sits kind of in between. The colleagues at my level seem mostly to be in the ‘management’ union and I got an email on joining heavily hinting that one is the one the company would like me to join (cue instant scepticism). The dues are more or less the same and the ‘shop floor’ union has some more useful concrete side benefits while the ‘management’ one offered ‘networking opportunities’. But when I spoke to a rep of the ‘shop floor’ union they said oh you’ll want to join the other one. Anyone been in this situation?