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UNISON Leeds Local Government - Contact us

How to get help

If you need help and are a member of Leeds UNISON Branch you should first talk to your workplace representative (see below). If you still don't know who your local UNISON rep is, get in touch with the branch on the details below.

You can also ring UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857, who will help you to make contact with your local rep. (Lines are open 6am-midnight Mon to Fri and 9am-4pm Sat).

Who's who in the Branch

All Stewards telephone list pdf

Branch Officers

Branch Chair: Trevor Hall  
Branch Vice Chair: Leon Kirkham
Branch Secretary: Martyn Walker
Assistant Branch Secretary: Glen Pickersgill/Andrew Pointon (Job Share)
Branch Treasurer: Pauline Bailey
Assistant Branch Treasurer: Vacant
Education Co-ordinator: Ben Mayor
Equality Officer: Kuldeep Bajwa
Health & Safety Officer: Michael Binks/Gilly Margrave (Job Share)
International Officer: Vacant
Labour Link Officer: Vacant
LifeLong Learning Co-ordinator: Carol McGrath/Neil Rhodes (Job share)
Membership Services Officer: Stella Smales
Publicity Officer: Neil Rhodes
Welfare Officer: Karen Weir
Women’s Officer: Magda Lezama/Stella Smales
Young Members’ Officer: Vacant

Get active in UNISON: Become a Steward now

Stewards are the backbone of UNISON. Without stewards there would be no one there to act as the link between members and the union and to organise and support people in the workplace.

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

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

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Branch officer descriptions

To chair meetings of, the officer team, the branch committee and the branch.   To play an active role as part of the officer team in representing the branch and its members within UNISON and with employers.

To co-ordinate all of the work of the branch.  To act as principal negotiator with employers in the branch area. Ensure that appropriate representation and advice is available to members.  To ensure that the administration of the branch is carried out in accordance with the rules.  To represent the branch and its members within UNISON and with employers.

To keep the financial records of the branch in accordance with good practice and UNISON rules.  To complete and submit annual returns to UNISON on branch finances. To play a part in the officer team in developing the branch for the benefit of members.

To initiate and support equalities activity in the branch.  To promote self-organised groups in accordance with UNISON rules.  To play a part in the officer team by bringing an equalities perspective to the development of the branch.  To brief stewards as required.  To assist other officers as required.

To act as the principal point of contact for employers and members on health and safety related issues.  To attend meetings with employers and represent members on health and safety issues.  To brief stewards and safety representatives on relevant topics. To assist other officers as required.

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Branch Office

Branch OfficeGeoff Hodgson House
160a Woodhouse Lane

Tel: 0113 245 8442
Fax: 0113 234 3253

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Keep your details up to date

You can download the membership up date form here...