Whatever your problem at work, UNISON workplace representatives, stewards and other activists work together to protect the interest of members. Our activist roles are vital to us, and UNISON will provide you with all the training you need.
If you want to help members have a stronger union at work, why not try to get elected as a steward?
Workplace stewards are the heart of our trade union. UNISON’s stewards are the reason we win campaigns that result in better lives for our members. As a steward, you will help to organise your colleagues into an effective, strong, welcoming membership and represent them when they need your help.
If you are interested in supporting your colleagues to learn, why not become a Union Learning Representative, known as a ULR?
ULRs are passionate about getting people back into learning – whether it is professional qualifications or basic numeracy and literacy skills. Learning with UNISON gives members the opportunity to develop and gain new skills professionally and personally.
If you’d like your workplace to be one of the safer ones, why not become a Health and Safety Representative?
Health and Safety Representatives care about workers’ safety and campaign for better working conditions. As a Health and Safety Representative, you play a vital role in keeping our members healthy and safe at work. To do this you’ll receive expert training and access to help and advice.
If you like working with people, why not become a workplace contact?
The role of a workplace contact is to let your branch know what’s happening in your workplace, and to help the union get messages and news to its members. It’s a good learning opportunity and starting point to get more involved in your union.
Contact the Branch for more information on these vital roles and get more involved with your union.