Get involved with your union

The branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace and enable you to get support from the union, work with your colleagues and make your views felt in UNISON.

The Bradford branch of UNISON is run by a committee which consists of members elected to take on different roles. The branch holds regular meetings, including an annual general meeting.

Branch roles

Workplace contacts
This is an ideal role for someone who is interested in becoming a steward or safety rep and wants to find out more about what’s involved. Find out more

Stewards
A UNISON steward is an elected rep who helps organise, recruit and represent members in their workplace. Find out more

Health and Safety reps
A UNISON health and safety rep helps to make sure that people’s jobs and their workplaces do not cause injury or ill-health. Find out more

Branch Officers

Branch Chair
Someone who facilitates branch and committee meetings (some are also senior negotiators).

Branch Secretary
The main contact person with the wider union who handles branch admin (may also be senior negotiators).

Branch Treasurer
Responsible for managing branch finances, including keeping accounts.

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

Equalities Officers
Work on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian and gay issues (there may be up to four per branch).

Branch Education Co-ordinator
Helps arrange training courses and education programmes for members, stewards, health and safety reps and branch officers.

Branch Communications Officers
Co-ordinates branch newsletters, websites and other media.

Branch International Officers
Develop and lead on international solidarity activities including campaigns, twinnings and support for projects abroad.

Retired Members Officer
Supports UNISON retired members by campaigning on their behalf and organising local activities.

APF Political Officer
Liases with the local Labour Party and makes sure the views of UNISON members who pay the APF levy are heard.

Women's Officer
Helps recruit women and encourage women to become active in the branch.