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.