Get active

Blackpool UNISON needs you to volunteer as a Workplace Contact,  Steward or Branch Officer!

Become a Workplace Contact

If you like working with people, why not become a workplace contact?

The role of a workplace contact is to let your branch know what’s happening in your workplace and to help the union get messages to its members.

It’s a good learning opportunity and starting point to get involved in the union – many stewards and branch officers begin their journey in UNISON as a workplace contact.

As a contact you would:

-share information with colleagues and other UNISON members
-keep notice boards up to date with UNISON information
-have regular conversations with members in the workplace
-support people looking to join UNISON

Become a Steward

If you want to help members have a stronger union at work, you could think about trying to get elected as a steward.

Workplace stewards are the heart of our union. UNISON’s stewards are the reason we win campaigns that result in better lives for our members and all working people.

As a steward, you would work with your branch to organise your colleagues into an effective, strong and welcoming membership.

As a steward you will:

-be the first point of contact for members in your workplace
-talk to members about the union
-talk to staff about their issues
-offer advice on issues at work
-represent members in cases
-campaign for better working conditions
-recruit and organise new members
-encourage more members to get active in UNISON
-raise your members’ issues with the branch