Bob Brain (Branch Chair)
Ext. 4857 or 3173
Walter Guy (Branch Secretary)
We represent our members not only locally at the University but also nationally by campaining and negotiating for better pay and conditions.
We additionally provide individual support when issues arise in the workplace.
We are one of the three recognised trade unions at the University and our branch officers and committee members are all staff.
All members of staff at the University can join Unite, regardless of their ‘job family’ or grade. Many of our members are staff in:
- technical teams
- the Estates department
- IT teams.
We would prefer if you joined Unite by applying for membership on the Unite website. If you do this, or you’re new to the University but already a Unite member, please email us your details to email@example.com so we can add you to our own mailing list.
If you would prefer a paper application form, please contact the branch membership secretary, who can also answer your questions about the benefits of membership, the fees and how to join.
We hold regular branch meetings to keep you updated with recent negotiations and achievements, but as an individual we can support you in dealing with:
- any work-related grievance
- health or safety issues
We will represent you in consultation and negotiation with the University management on:
- health and safety
- equality and diversity
- environmental issues
- transport matters
- terms of service.
Our departmental representatives will help you by:
- acting as a vital link between you and management
- providing advice and representing your interests should difficulties or disputes arise.
On top of all this support, your membership also gives you additional member benefits including:
- legal assistance and advice
- access to the 24-hour legal helpline
- dispute or lock-out benefit
- victimisation benefit
- help with funeral costs.
Getting involved in Unite
If you would like to take an active role in Unite at the University please contact any of the Branch Officers and Committee Members - we’re always happy to welcome anyone willing to be more involved!