Local UNISON Branches
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 124 local branches form UNISON South East. Our members are our strength and our democracy is how members can make their voices heard!
UNISON Bracknell and District is a branch of UNISON. Members of UNISON run the union through democratic process and operations of local branches. Each branch is made up of people working for the same employer or sometimes working for the company which is used by the main employer.
Your branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace. Branches enable you to get support from the union, work with your colleagues and make your views felt in UNISON.
Workplace stewards and health and safety representatives are the core of the branch. Without them there would be no union to support you at work and negotiate for a better deal.
Each branch is run by a committee which consists of members elected to take on different roles. It’s people like your local UNISON equal pay rep and branch treasurer who build the union and work to win everyone a better deal.
Branches hold regular meetings, including an annual general meeting. This is how people get elected to the branch committee and other UNISON structures.