This is a list of the current Committee members of the Glasgow University UNISON branch.
The current Public Health situation means that the office is unmanned and the Committee are either working from home or have been impacted by the furlough scheme.
Please feel free to contact any member of the Committee - we can be contacted by email or via the GU Unison office.
If you have a general enquiry that is not specific to University of Glasgow, you may contact UNISON at:
- UNISON House, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 6QQ,
- By phone on 0800 0857 857 or freephone textphone 0800 0967 968
- Via the website: https://unison-scotland.org
Remember that you can log into the Unison web pages and manage your own account and data using your membership number and password (or create a new account). For example, update your contact information or your work location at University of Glasgow.
There are vacancies available on the Committee! The Branch Secretary or Chairperson will be happy to expand on the responsibilities of any post which may interest you and the assistance available to you in the post. The committee needs your support and any contribution you can offer is welcome.
|Chairperson||Sophie Watson||College of Arts|
|Co-Branch Secretary||Sally Baxter||
SAS - Fraser Building
|Welfare Officer||Jacqui Dowd||Library|
|Auditors||Elaine Devlin & Joan Wylie||Contact via GU Unison Office|
|Minute Secretary||Liz Turner||College of Arts|
|Young Member Rep||Eilis O'Keefe||Student Services|
|Health & Safety Rep||Library|
|Equalities Officer||College of Social Sciences|
|Glasgow School of Art Liaison Officer||Kathy Molloy||Glasgow School of Art|
|IT, Web & Communications Assistant||Joanne McFadden||College of Arts|
|Area Representatives||Liz Turner||College of Arts|
|Anthony McKenna||Tay House|
College of Social Sciences
This is the lead officer and negotiator of the Branch. Main duties would be major negotiations with management as well as dealing with all the correspondence/e-mail for the branch, deciding whether to file, bin, action or raise the matter at the Executive Committee.
Acts as deputy to the Secretary when required, particularly with regard to administration and correspondence. Negotiating with management would not necessarily be required.
This position can be combined with that of Minutes Secretary.
Chairs all branch meetings (Executive Committee meets at least once a month), Annual General Meeting and any other General Meetings that may be called.
Acts as deputy for the Chair, standing in when Chair is unavailable.
Looks after all the financial affairs of the Branch, which are audited once a year by the Branch Auditor. The majority of financial decisions are taken by the Executive Committee, although in emergencies the Treasurer has the authority to liaise with the Chair and Secretary to purchase something, which is approved later by the Executive Committee.
Records the meetings of the Executive Committee and General Meetings.
This position can be combined with that of Assistant Secretary.
Provides and processes all applications for membership. This requires updating the UNISON RMS membership database, for which training is given and assistance is available. Also required to recruit new members from a list of new staff provided by Human Resources
Maintains the Branch's web site.
Circulates details of training provided by Unison, and maintains records of training undertaken by committee members.
Also responsible for organising induction course for new members of Committee after AGM.
Responsible for receiving all equal opportunities related material and for ensuring those on the Committee are kept up-to-date with developments.
HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER
Attends the University Safety Committee and will be required to familiarise themselves with current H&S legislation in order to address members' concerns regarding working environment.
YOUNG MEMBERS OFFICER
Responsible for keeping in touch with all members under the age of 26.
Will keep abreast of international affairs concerning UNISON members, reporting to the Executive Committee where appropriate.
Represents the general membership rather than a specific area like that of an Area Rep, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Local representatives (in College/Department/Building) to act as a liaison between members and the Committee.
Helpers are needed to assist with mailings and other general duties as and when required.