Get Active

If you would like to become more active in UNISON you might like to consider becoming a workplace rep. There are several different roles available:–


  • Stewards: elected representative whose role includes organising, recruiting and representing members.
  • Health and safety reps: we aim to have at least one health and safety representative in every workplace to raise issues which affect the health and safety of members. 
  • Union learning reps: help identify and articulate the learning needs of members and raise them with employers.
  •  Workplace contacts: not a recognised steward but someone who helps distribute information and support a steward, they play an important role in helping groups of members to organise effectively.
  • Branch officers: elected by members at a branch AGM, these are members whose role is to help run a branch bringing together members who may work for a number of employers.

  Full training and support from the Branch is given to anybody undertaking one of these roles. For some of these roles you would also receive paid time off from work (facility time) to complete your trade union duties. If you are interested in becoming more active please ring the Branch Office on 01905 26186 or email

Training Opportunities


 UNISON offers free training and education courses for members. Any expenses occurred on a UNISON course will be paid by the Branch. To acess these courses you must register at the UNISON West Midlands Education site using the following link 


West Midlands UNISON Training

  Once you are registered on the website you can search the latest courses and book a place on any courses you are interested in.



Financial support for members who are studying

If you are a UNISON member undertaking some form of studying then you may be elgible for financial support from UNISON in the form of a book grant. Please see the link below for more details.


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