Workplace Steward

If you want to help members have a stronger union at work, you could think about trying to get elected as a steward.

Workplace stewards are the heart of our union. UNISON’s stewards are the reason we win campaigns that result in better lives for our members and all working people.

As a steward, you would work with your branch to organise your colleagues into an effective, strong and welcoming membership.

As a steward you will:

  • be the first point of contact for members in your workplace
  • talk to members about the union
  • talk to staff about their issues
  • offer advice on issues at work
  • represent members in cases
  • campaign for better working conditions
  • recruit and organise new members
  • encourage more members to get active in UNISON
  • raise your members’ issues with the branch