Branch Officers

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: Vacant
Facilitates Branch and committee meetings

Branch Secretary: Tom Merchant
The main contact person with the wider union who handles Branch administration.

Branch Treasurer: Mohammed Al-Bayatti
Responsible for managing Branch finances, including keeping accounts.

Equalities Co-ordinator: Clare Evans and Rebecca Laine
Works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and LGBT issues. Co-ordinates Self-Organised activities in the Branch.

Health & Safety Officer: Paula Sharley
Campaigns around Health & Safety issues for the Branch

Education Co-ordinators: Ben Phillips & Kate Robins
Helps arrange training courses and education programmes for members, stewards, health and safety reps and Branch officers.

Membership Officer: Vacant
Keeps track of the branch’s membership and works to develop recruitment and organising.

Branch Communications Officers: Teresa Crichton
Co-ordinates Branch newsletters, websites and other media.

Branch Labour Link Officer: Laura Protheroe
Contact point for information about regional and national UNISON Labour Link matters

Black Members Officer: Georgia Ramsay
Organises the Black Members groups at Branch and Regional level

Young Members Officer: Vacant Position
Advises and helps recruit young members while ensuring their voices have an influence across the union.

Retired members Officer: Debbie Clough
Organises the Retired Members Section of the Branch


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