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 on NJC
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 & Rae 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.
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
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, Karen Owens, Liz Cheeswright, Rebecca Jones, Julia Buck, Roxy Hill, Julie Turner,
Derriford Hospital; David Reeves, Luke Mills, Marcus Granville, Gary Glass (H&S) , Laura Platt, Rae Lloydmorgan, Amanda Gardener, Izabela Cacka, Joseph Pearce, Greg Pannell, Nigel Booth
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, Louise Webb, Daren Banks, Jessica Knight , Tanya Beasley, Sue McCurdy & Phil Morris (Childrens Services) Maintained Schools; Sandra Bryant & Sarah Ashford (Mt Tamar)
Academy Schools; Rachel Miller (Stoke Damerell, Greeshaw MAT) Kristie Foord (Connect MAT) Helen Roberts (Brixham Ac. TSAT)
DELT; Helen Day-Cocking & Nick Shearing-Brown
CSW; Sarah Lock, Lisa May
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