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
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
Health Group Convenor: Dave Dodd
Lead Rep for Plymouth Hospital NHS Trusts: Ian Minards 01752438100
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.
Helps Organise Training for Branch Officers and Activists
LGBT Officer: Liz Cheesewright & Ian Minards
The LGBT officer works in partnership with other areas of the union to identify and promote UNISON’s equality agenda.
Womens Officer: Hayley Kemp
Co-ordinates Branch newsletters, the Branch website, press and Social Media.
Equalities Officers: Tom Taylor
Works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian and gay issues.
Membership Officer: Vacant
Keeps track of the branch’s membership and works to develop recruitment and organising.
Graham Hill has now retired and so cannot retain this post but he will extensively assist anybody who comes forward to replace him
Disability Officer: Heather Bungey
Young Members Officer: Vacant
Welfare Officer: Sharroll Rickard
Makes sure that that members seeking welfare assistance receive a prompt, supportive and effective response.
Health and Safety Officer: Sharroll Rickard & Karen Smith
Contact for advice on all Health and Safety Matters
Retired Members Secretary:
Reps in Your workplace:
LivewellSW; Ashleigh Rennie, Jamie Bannerman, Lucy Thomas, Marcia Bates, Heather Bungey, Sarah Hodges, Linda Wheeler, Clare Struthers, Claire Russell, Karen Smith (H&S) Wendy Gibson, David Horsborough, Sharroll Rickard, Karen Owens, Liz Cheeswright, Jacquie Skinner, Rebecca Jones
Derriford Hospital; David Reeves, Dawn Allen, Wendy Jamie (H&S) Luke Mills, Marcus Granville, Gary Glass (H&S) Neil Gurney, Sam Doyle (Students)
Plymouth City Council; Tony Davey (BOX) 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, Emma Croad & Phil Morris (Childrens Services) Maintained Schools; Sandra Bryant (Mt Tamar)
Academy Schools; Beccy Graham (Goosewell) Rachel Miller (Stoke Damerell) Renata Chatkevic (Millbay Academy)Yasmin Warland (PHSG)
DELT; Nick Shearing-Brown, Joe Unwin
CSW; Jayne Lomax, Sarah Lock
FE; Tom Hamilton & Sharon Mackay (City College) James Sturgeon (H&S) (College of Art)
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