Get involved in your branch

Branch Activists are the most important link between the Union and its Members.

There are a number of roles within the Branch including:

  • Stewards
  • Workplace Contacts
  • Health & Safety Representatives
  • Union Learning Reps

ERA Accredited Stewards are fully trained UNISON Members, elected into post on a voluntary basis and are there to support, represent and negotiate for Members in the workplace.

Their duties include:

  • Being the first point of contact for UNISON Members in their workplace
  • Recruiting new members
  • Encouraging members to become more active in UNISON
  • Supporting members at meetings
  • Offering advice to members on grievances
  • Attending monthly Branch Executive Committee Meetings

UNISON Stewards are offered free training and support including travel, accommodation and childcare expenses and are entitled to paid time off to attend initial training.

Our upcoming Activist Training Programme can be found here

Workplace Contacts are UNISON Members who let Members know what’s happening in their Branch or Workplace and is the perfect starting point if you’re considering becoming active in the Union and don’t have the time to commit to being a Steward.

Their duties include:

  • Sharing information with members and colleagues
  • Displaying information on noticeboards
  • Recruiting new members

The Branch also has Equality Representatives for the following groups of Members:

If you would like to contact any of the Branch Equality Representatives, please Contact Us.

Please complete the form below if you would like to become a Branch Activist. 

Please note All Activist roles, excluding Workplace Contact, need to be supported by 2 UNISON members within your employer and/or workplace.

Activist Nomination Form