Our Activists

Meet Frimley Health UNISON Steward and Branch Secretary – Deborah Foster

How long have you been a member of UNISON? “I’ve been a member for 13 years.” How long have you been a steward? “About 5 years.” Why did you become a steward? What made you take this step? “I had a bad experience at work after coming back from long term sick leave and didn’t […]

Meet Andover, Basingstoke & Winchester Branch Secretary & Steward – Marion Meredith

How long have you been a member of UNISON? “I’ve been a member for over 14 years, nearly as long as I’ve been with the TRUST.” How long have you been a steward? “About 7 years.” Why did you become a steward? What made you take this step? “I was asked to be a steward and […]

Women’s History Month: meet our women activists

Meet Julia O’Connell, Branch Women’s Officer for Isle of Wight Local Government. This month we’re celebrating all things women, and what better way that to shine a light on some of our key women activists in the region? Our activists do thousands of different roles- from representing members in hearings, campaigning for equality in the workplace to leading local […]

Women’s History Month- meet our women activists

Meet Cathy Roblin, the Women’s Officer from Southampton District Branch. This month we’re celebrating all things women, and what better way that to shine a light on some of our key women activists in the region? Our activists do thousands of different roles- from representing members in hearings, campaigning for equality in the workplace to leading local recruitment activities. So, […]

Blog: Support WASPI, Support State Pension Equality

There have been a number of misunderstandings about the increase in women’s state pension arrangements (SPA). It has been said they were given 2 year’s notice of this change – they weren’t. Some women were expecting their pension in 2014. The first time they heard that they wouldn’t was in 2010 when they requested a […]

Women’s History Month: Meet our women activists

This month we’re celebrating all things women, and what better way that to shine a light on some of our key women activists in the region? Our activists do thousands of different roles- from representing members in hearings, campaigning for equality in the workplace to leading local recruitment activities. So, if you are a UNISON member and want to […]

Jo Wagstaffe: Young members active in UNISON

Jo is a young member from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Justice branch. She is a member of the South East Young Members’ Forum and also sits on National Young Members’ Forum.

Why I became active – Emma (ITE Senior Administrator)

Why did you become a steward? What made you take this step? I became a steward out of frustration! I walked into a UNISON meeting in our workplace (arranged by a local organiser), I was a little late following a disagreement with my line manager; the organiser turned to me as I walked through the door and […]

Why I became active – Chris

Why did you become a steward? What made you take this step?  As soon as I became a member I asked other members if I could become a steward and they all said this was great as we’ve not had one for nearly a decade and It would be great as being so far away from [the […]