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: Karen Owens
Presides over meetings of the branch, part of the core leadership team
Welfare Officer: Karen Owens
Makes sure that that members seeking welfare assistance receive a prompt, supportive and effective response.
Branch Secretary: Kevin Treweeks The main contact person with the wider union who handles Branch administration. 07584503917
Lead Rep for Plymouth City Council: Kevin Treweeks Dealing with consultations and negotiations for this employer as well as some casework
Local Government Convenor: Kevin Treweeks represents the Branch at regional level and the South West Region Nationally
Labour Link Officer: Jamie Bannerman & Kevin Treweeks The key contact point for information about regional and national UNISON Labour Link matters and is responsible for co-ordinating activities in the branch.
International Officer: Kate Lattimore
These officers develop and lead on international solidarity activities including campaigns, twinning with sister unions and support for projects abroad.
Lead Rep for Livewell South West: David Dodd 07539471748
Dealing with consultations and negotiations for this employer as well as some casework
Health Group Convenor: Dave Dodd Represents the Branch at Regional Level
Lead Reps for Plymouth Hospital NHS Trusts: David Reeves, Laura Platt & Rea Lloydmorgan 01752438100
Dealing with consultations and negotiations for this employer as well as casework
LGBT Officer: Liz Cheesewright
The LGBT officer works in partnership with other areas of the union to identify and promote UNISON’s equality agenda.
Branch Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer: Liam Condron-Faros & Karen Smith
Responsible for managing Branch finances, including keeping accounts.
Black Members Officer: Vacant
The Black members’ officer works in partnership with other areas of the union to identify and promote UNISON’s equality agenda.
Education Officer: Avril Young
Helps Organise Training for Branch Officers and Activists
Womens Officer: Rae Lloydmorgan
Co-ordinates Branch newsletters, the Branch website, press and Social Media.
Equalities Officers: Tom Taylor & Avril Young
Works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian and gay issues.
Membership Officer: Paul Marten
Keeps track of the branch’s membership and works to develop recruitment and organising.
Graham Hill has now retired and also assists in this work
Young Members Officer: Vacant
Health and Safety Officer: Karen Smith
Contact for advice on all Health and Safety Matters
Retired Members Secretary: Rachel Doltan
Reps in Your workplace:
LivewellSW; Ashleigh Rennie, Jamie Bannerman, Clare Struthers, Karen Smith (H&S), David Horsborough, Sharroll Rickard, Karen Owens, Liz Cheeswright, Rebecca Jones, Julia Buck, Roxy Hill, Julie Turner, Avril Young
Derriford Hospital; David Reeves, Luke Mills, Marcus Granville, Gary Glass (H&S) , Linda Wheeler, Laura Platt, Rea Lloydmorgan, Amanda Gardener, Izabela Cacka, Joseph Pearce, Greg Pannell, Nigel Booth
Plymouth City Council; Tony Davey (BOX) & Stacey Turner (H&S) Caron Kozicz (Parking) & Andy Bartlett (H&S) Liam Condron-Farnos (Planning) Kate Lattimore (Commissioning) Paul Marten (Transformation) Laura Schamotta (HR&OD) Lynda Wilson (Customer Services) Steve Sayles (Street Services) Tom Taylor, Louise Webb, Daren Banks, Tanya Beasley, Sue McCurdy & Phil Morris (Childrens Services) Maintained Schools; Sandra Bryant (Mt Tamar)
Academy Schools; Rachel Miller (Stoke Damerell)
DELT; Helen Day-Cocking & Nick Shearing-Brown
CSW; Sarah Lock
FE; Tom Hamilton & Sharon Mackay (City College)
LiveWest; Paula Reeve
For further information on branch roles follow the link: https://www.unison.org.uk/about/our-organisation/activists/branch-roles/
Your branch committee hard at work