What is UNISON?
Unison is a trade union representing a number of staff members within the public sector. members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.
Unison's objectives incude:
Protecting and securing fair pay and terms and conditions, high quality employment, and pensions for UNISON members.
Promoting equality and challenging all forms of discrimination.
LSE Unison branch is made up of a small team of local officers and Stewards sit on a number of committees within the LSE with the goal of obtaining the best working environment for our members. We are here to take the voice of staff to management and to facilitate positive change which is of benefit to all.
Our stewards are here to represent you and help find the answers to your problems. They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising your branch. If you have a problem, talk to your local steward. If they can't handle the problem on their own, they can talk to other branch officers or full - time union experts on your behalf.
Anyone can face problems at work, but if you are a UNISON member you don't have to face them alone. We can provide advice or representation on things like pay, rotas, leave and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy.