|What does a Convenor do?
- Represents members in discussions and negotiations as appropriate.
- Assists the branch secretary in their duties towards service group members and co-ordination of branch activities.
- Communicates with members of their service group.
- Acts as a spokesperson for the service group, and assists the branch secretary when service group business is conducted with other levels of the union and external organisations.
- Drafts service group reports and presents them to the branch committee.
- Assists the Branch Secretary in the election, appointment, support and encouragement of stewards in the service group.
- Attends meetings convened by the branch secretary for Convenors.
- Convenes and attends all meetings of the service group and prepares agendas in conjunction with the chairperson of the group.
- Acts on all occasions under the direction of the branch committee.
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|reach their workplace representative, particularly if you work within an isolated workplace or have different work patterns to your representative.Unison Direct offers a freephone service for members to make contact with the union. The lines are open Monday to Friday 6 am to midnight and on Saturday from 9am-4pm. There is also a free textphone number for members with hearing problems.Where possible Unison Direct will provide you with the information you are seeking, whether it is information about your membership or a factsheet on a health and safety matter. Where you have a workplace problem that requires assistance from a Unison Workplace representative, Unison Direct will put you in touch with them.
The Branch Convenors are: