Democracy is at the heart of everything we do in UNISON, from what we campaign on, to the rules governing membership of our organisation.

All members in UNISON belong to a local branch. Over 100,000 members in 109 local branches form UNISON South East. Our members are our strength and our democracy is how members can make their voices heard!

We coordinate our activities across the South East with a number of different regional committees and groups. These are normally elected annually and play a key role in the union’s decision making and help to plan our activity.

If you’d like to find out more about the democratic structures across UNISON South East, why they’re so important for members, and how to get involved, watch the explainer video below or read our regional democracy leaflet.

Read the regional democracy leaflet