About the Branch

Welcome to UNISON, our trade union. We support and protect almost 1.3 million working people, with over 8,000 members in the Leeds Local Government Branch and offer a huge range of benefits to our members. Our Branch is run by a committed group of individuals who believe passionately in public services and the public sector ethos.

UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors.

The current Leeds UNISON Branch Officers are:

Branch Chair: Trevor Hall
Branch Vice Chair: Leon Kirkham
Branch Secretary: Martyn Walker
Assistant Branch Secretary: Mick Binks
Branch Treasurer: Dawn Clough
Assistant Branch Treasurer: Vacant
Education Co-ordinator: Vacant
Equality Officer: Kuldeep Bajwa/Denise Farooq (Job Share)
Health & Safety Officer: Michael Binks/Gilly Margrave (Job Share)
International Officer: Vacant
Labour Link Officer: Vacant
LifeLong Learning Co-ordinator: Carol McGrath
Membership Services Officer: Vacant
Publicity Officer: Vacant
Welfare Officer: Karen Weir
Women’s Officer: Vacant
Young Members’ Officer: Vacant

Here is a list of the Branch Workplace Stewards for 2021 who can provide advice and representation in your workplace.

You can find a list of Branch roles here, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

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