About UNISON

Branches

Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer ­ or sometimes working for the company which is used by the main employer.

People like you

Your branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace. Branches enable you to get support from the union, work with your colleagues and make your views felt in UNISON. Workplace stewards and health and safety representatives are the core of the branch. Without them there would be no union to support you at work and negotiate for a better deal. Click here to find out more about stewards and safety representatives.

Branch life

Each branch is run by a committee which consists of members elected to take on different roles. It's people like your local UNISON equal pay rep and branch treasurer who build the union and work to win everyone a better deal. Branches hold regular meetings, including an annual general meeting. This is how people get elected to the branch committee and other UNISON structures. Your branch may also produce a newsletter and/or run a website to keep members informed. To get involved in UNISON go to Get Active