Activist

Want to improve your workplace? UNISON is the way to do it.

Whatever your problem at work, from broken central heating to mass redundancies, UNISON workplace representatives (reps), stewards and other activists work together to protect the interest of members.

UNISON’s structure is efficient and well tested, each rep in a branch has responsibility for a different area, and when a problem arises they work together to solve it.

Two of the key roles are organising and recruiting new members. Organising means working with members to solve problems together, listening to members’ views, and promoting democracy and participation.

Recruiting is vital because greater the proportion of workers who are members of UNISON, the stronger we are when it comes to having our voice heard, and the more likely we are to win campaigns.

These roles are vital, and UNISON will provide you with all the training you need. In most workplaces you have the right to paid time off for this training, and creches can be available.

UNISON reps receive complete support from the union, including a dedicated online space called the Organising Space.

Click below to find out more information about these roles and how to get active in your branch.

Workplace Contact

Workplace Steward

Health & Safety Steward