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: 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

A list of the Branch Workplace Stewards for 2020 who can provide advice and representation in your workplace will appear here when approved by the AGM. Please contact the Branch to find out if you have any workplace Reps.

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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