Your Branch

UNISON has 1,200 branches in the UK. A branch is made up of all its members. Activists are members to fill various roles:

Branch Chair: Alison Robinson
Facilitates Branch and committee meetings

Branch Secretary: John Abbott
The main contact person with the wider union who handles Branch administration.

Branch Treasurer: Vacant
Responsible for managing Branch finances, including keeping accounts.

Young Members Officer: Vacant
Advises and helps recruit young members while ensuring their voices have an influence across the union.

Equalities Officer: Vacant
Works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian and gay issues (there may be up to four per Branch).

Women’s Officer: Nicky Bree
Works on women’s issues, and aims to increase the participation of women in the branch and the wider union.

Health & Safety Officer: Vacant
Campaigns around Health & Safety issues for the Branch

Education Co-ordinator: Eva Langrock-Bircher
Organises training courses and education programmes for members and activists.

Communications Officer: Colin Hoult
Co-ordinates Branch newsletters, websites and other media.

Welfare Officers: Anne Riley and Peter Clark (jobshare)

Assist members to access support from UNISON’s welfare charity, “There for You”.

Retired Members Secretary: Stephen McDonnell
Acts as contact point and co-ordinates social events for retired members.

Labour Link Officer: Vacant
Co-ordinates activities of UNISON Labour Link members

Convenors – These are lead representatives who co-ordinate UNISON work in main employers.

Colin Hoult – Tewkesbury Borough Council

Michael Hunt – Gloucester City Council

Joe Sucksmith – University of Gloucestershire

Stewards – We have stewards in workplaces all over the county.