There are a variety of ways that members can get involved and active within UNISON. This can be in the following ways:
Becoming a rep or a steward.
At every shops AGM members can stand for election to become reps and stewards.
Training will be provided for trade union facility time should be provided by your employer.
Being involved in UNISON campaigns.
National campaigns are highlighted on the main UNISON website.
Campaigns specific to the social housing sector, in London & the South-East, will be shown on this website.
New stewards seminar.
Greater London UNISON is organising a seminar to provide additional support and training for elected stewards and workplace reps in the London region.
The session is part of programme that UNISON Greater London Region is running for stewards to support and equip them in their role. This could be highly subscribed so if your interested please register as soon as possible.
This will be an opportunity to meet other stewards, share experiences and broaden your skills. The agenda will cover:
- Welcome & Introduction by UNISON President Gordon McKay
- The role of a UNISON steward/Benefit of partnership working
- Understanding UNISON
- Regional Education & training programme
- An opportunity to meet, Yvonne Green, Regional Convenor and other activists
The briefing will run from 10am – 1pm with tea & coffee available on arrival
Paid Time Off
Attendance at this event should attract paid time off as you have a legal right to reasonable paid time off for training in your union industrial relations duties. You should give your manager as much notice as possible, and if asked, provide them with information about the content of the course. If you experience difficulties in securing time off contact your branch in the first instance.
I very much hope you will join us for this event which we hope will better equip you to carry out your role, demystify some of the processes around common workplace issues and provide guidance on what to do or where to go for support if you encounter a problem.
If you would like to attend please contact Cally Thompson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 535 6610, or contact the UNISON Housing Association branch (London) for an application form. Please make sure you request time off using your local procedure as soon as you apply – don’t delay until your place is confirmed.
You will be contacted with confirmation of your place and final details will be sent to those that register nearer the time.