UNISON is Britain’s biggest union, representing almost 1.3 million people across the UK’s public services.
UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.
Most people join a union because they want protection at work – help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong at work.
That’s what we’re here for.
UNISON negotiates on pay and working conditions at every level – local, regional and national.
But we also do a lot more….
Being a UNISON member gives you a range of benefits and unbeatable deals.
Our local stewards are there to represent you at work and help find the answers to your problems. They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising our branch. If you have a problem, talk to your local steward. If they can’t handle the problem on their own, they can talk to other branch officers or full – time union experts on your behalf.
Anyone can face problems at work sometimes but if you are a member of UNISON, you don’t have to face them alone. We can provide advice or representation on things like pay, rotas, leave and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy.
Unison Inverclyde Branch
We provide a service to over 2400 members across a number of public sector employers in Inverclyde and elsewhere in Scotland. Our membership continues to grow, with members working for Inverclyde Council, River Clyde Homes, West College Scotland, Ayrshire College, Quarriers, Inverclyde Leisure and other voluntary and private sector employers.
Our key role is to negotiate for better pay and conditions and assist members with their problems including representation at disciplinary & grievance hearings, absence management meetings and other issues which affect members jobs. Branch members have access to a local network of Branch Officers, Stewards, Contacts and Health & Safety Representatives, with full time professional support, legal services, fringe benefits and part of the UK’s largest union.
Does your workplace have a representative or contact? If not, now is the time to get involved and get your voice heard. If you or someone you know would like to become a steward, contact the branch Office now.
Our work this year has focused on
- Representing our members
- Service and conditions
- Learning and organising
- Communications & campaigns
- national campaign to support public services
Service and conditions and the threat of cuts to services will continue to be a priority and will have an impact on everyone. There is no time like the present to get involved. Being part of an active union has many benefits so if you support Unison’s aims then think about getting involved.
Unison Main Site:www.unison.org.uk
Unison Scotland Site :www.unison-scotland.org.uk