Contact us

If you have a work problem or query, get in touch with your UNISON workplace representative. Alternatively, you can ring UNISONdirect on 0845 355 084

If you have a membership query, please contact:


LSE Unison branch is run by a branch committee and supported by skilled staff, locally, regionally and nationally.

Branch committee:

 Branch Secretary:

Sophia Douglas

(, 020 7107 5279)

Branch Chair:

Samantha Da-Costa (interim)

Health & Safety Officers: 

Vhon Barrett (

Usman Ghani

Equalities Officer:

Sophia Douglas

Membership Secretary:

Paul Whitehouse (Interim)

Education Co-ordinator: 

Samantha Da-Costa

Welfare Officer:

Sabina Chowdhury

Commincations Officer:


Unison representative on Staff Consultative Council: 

Liz McNaughton (

Labour Link Officer: vacant



Workplace contacts:

O Husbands (post room),

 Dan Peel (Student Services Centre)

Sonia Gomes (Library)


(All committee members are accredited stewards excluding welfare officer and Health & Safety Officer)

Central Departments

  • Library:
    Paul Whitehouse (020 7955 6292)
  • Central Admin and ARD:
    Sophia Douglas ( 0207 107 5279) 
  • IMT (including telecoms and web services):
    Liz McNaughton 
  • Finance and Facilities:
    Sam Da Costa (covering Residences, Nursery, Medical Centre, Accommodation Office, Press & Communications Office)
  • Academic Departments: All Stewards

We are always looking for people who feel they can contribute to the branch and to helping other members. This could be a regular commitment or just the occasional hour or so. We also provide training courses and support for our reps and officers.