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The UNISON Steward

A UNISON steward is an elected representative whose role includes organising, recruiting and representing members.

Being elected as a steward gives a workplace representative access to training by UNISON, regular UNISON mailings - including Focus, UNISON's fortnightly newspaper - and access to UNISON advice and information. Support from a UNISON organiser will also be available should they face serious problems at work.

Stewards working for employers that officially recognise UNISON like the University of Southampton also have rights to paid time off for training, meetings with members and managers, and some other union work. They have use of employers' telephones, email and internal mail, access to an office and lockable facilities at work and recognition as a UNISON representative.

If you are interested in becoming a UNISON steward, please contact the branch.

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