UNISON has 1,200 branches in the UK. A branch is made up of all its members. Some members are elected by their workforce to play different roles, including:
Branch Chair: Patricia Gaffney
Facilitates Branch and committee meetings (some are also senior negotiators).
Vice Chair: vacant
Assists the Branch Chair in branch and committee meetings.
Branch Secretary: Amanda Brown
The main contact person with the wider union who handles Branch administration.
Assistant Branch Secretaries: Ken Attwooll, Jenny Hart, Becky Brookman
Assists the Branch Secretary in Branch administration.
Branch Treasurer: Ken Attwooll
Responsible for managing Branch finances, including keeping accounts.
Schools Convenor: Jess Powell
Young Members Officer: Izaak Collins
Advises and helps recruit young members while ensuring their voices have an influence across the union.
Works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian and gay issues (there may be up to four per Branch).
- Women’s Officer: Cathy Morin
- LGBT+ Officer: vacant
- Disabled Members Officer(s): Angela Markey
- Black Members Officer: Florence Matimba
Health & Safety Officers: Ken Attwooll, Marc Hortin, Andy Goold
Campaigns around Health & Safety issues for the Branch
Education Co-ordinator: Roger Bell
Helps arrange training courses and education programmes for members, stewards, health and safety reps and Branch officers.
Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator: vacant
Membership Officers: vacant
Keeps track of the branch’s membership and works to develop recruitment and organising.
Branch Communications Officers: vacant
Co-ordinates Branch newsletters, websites and other media.
Welfare Officer: Sue Lucas, David Northover, Chris McDermott
Retired Members Officer: Arthur Cox
International Officer: vacant
Labour Link Officer: vacant