Now’s the time to become a workplace representative!

Published April 26, 2020 at 20:57

Have you thought about becoming a workplace representative?

The TUC in Blackburn will be offering some online learning courses commencing in May, please contact alan.mcshane@blackburn.ac.uk for more details of the courses available.

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 and all working people.

Stewards help to organise your colleagues into an effective, strong and welcoming membership.

They:
Are the first point of contact for members in a workplace
Talk to members about the union
Talk to staff about their issues
Offer advice on issues at work
Represent members in cases (including at disciplinary and grievance hearings).
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.

Stewards in workplaces where UNISON is recognised by the employer have rights to time off for training and to carry out their work.

 

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