Take on an official role as a rep or steward
Whatever your problem at work, from redundancies to changes in job role, UNISON workplace representatives (reps), stewards and other activists work together to protect the interest of members.
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 the 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.
Our activist roles are vital to us, and UNISON will provide you with all the training you need.
UNISON reps receive complete support from the union, and there is even a dedicated online resource called the ‘Organising Space’.
For more information, please contact the branch or contact UNISON Direct 0800 0 857 857.
We think getting involved with your union is an enriching experience
Learning for you
Our courses are friendly and informal, and involve practical activities and working with groups of other UNISON members and activists.
Get active in your workplace
Join UNISON’s large network of people across the UK who tackle problems at work and improve conditions for themselves and their colleagues through their UNISON branch.
Challenge inequality and discrimination
Equality is at the heart of UNISON. We challenge discrimination and win equality in the workplace and beyond.
Help grow the union movement
You too can be part of the movement that gave the world weekends off, the national minimum wage, workplace pensions, the right not to be sacked for being pregnant or sick and many more legal rights. Oh, and ended child labour.
Campaign for change
UNISON members change lives by campaigning on local and national issues. It’s a great way to get involved, make a difference and introduce your friends and colleagues to UNISON.