Being a Steward

A UNISON steward is an elected representative whose role includes organising, recruiting and representing members (including at disciplinary and grievance hearings). Are able to be involved in how their branch is run and are the most important link between the members and the union.

Stewards in workplaces where UNISON is recognised by the employer are allowed to time off for training and to carry out their work.

We aim to have at least one steward in each workplace and department, more in larger departments and where members work shifts.

Stewards are elected each year by the group of members that they represent and the post is open to job share.

For more information and to become a steward contact us

01332 643216 / 643217