London Metropolitan University UNISON branch is run by an executive committee and supported by skilled staff, regionally and nationally. Use the list below to find the officer appropriate for your needs. If you’re not sure, you can always contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.
There are three types of representatives who form the UNISON Branch Committee. These are:
The Branch Officers perform a specific role or function the running of the branch. For example, the Secretary is responsible for the branch administration.
Further information about the officer roles see the National UNISON website.
Accredited stewards of UNISON have received appropriate training in, or have experience of, acting as representatives of workers in disciplinary and grievance hearings.
Stewards are the fundamental building block of workplace organisation here at London Met. They are are often the first and main point of contact for members with the union. Stewards support and advise members on workplace issues and act as a spokesperson for the members they represent at executive committee meetings. The stewards at London Met are active in different ways and to different degrees depending on their willingness and experience ranging from high-level negotiators to local contacts within the University.
Although not an elected position, workplace contacts play a vital role in ensuring that UNISON has a presence here at London Met.
Section 11.1 of the Code of Good Branch Practice requires the branch to appoint honorary auditors to review financial procedures. There are two auditors, neither of whom are members of the executive committee.
Details of our current elected auditors can be found on the Treasure page.
If you are interested in any vacancies then please contact us. There’s lots of help available and training will be offered. Being involved in London Met UNISON branch is very rewarding and we always welcome new faces on board. If you don’t want to be a ‘rep’ or want to know more about what that means first, get in touch, or think about being a ‘contact point’ to keep us up to date on what goes on in your department. Stop hesitating, step forward!