Committee List

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. 

Position
Name
Department
Chairperson Sophie Watson College of Arts
Co-Branch Secretary

Paula McKerrow

Sally Baxter

Library

SAS - Fraser Building 

Treasurer Rachael Thomas Library
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

Paula McKerrow

Library
Equalities Officer

Kirsteen Fraser

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
 

Sophie Watson

College of Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positions

BRANCH SECRETARY 
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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY 
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.

CHAIRPERSON 
Chairs all branch meetings (Executive Committee meets at least once a month), Annual General Meeting and any other General Meetings that may be called.

VICE-CHAIRPERSON 
Acts as deputy for the Chair, standing in when Chair is unavailable.

TREASURER 
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.

MINUTES SECRETARY 
Records the meetings of the Executive Committee and General Meetings. 
This position can be combined with that of Assistant Secretary.

MEMBERSHIP 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

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER 
Maintains the Branch's web site.

EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR 
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.

EQUALITY OFFICER 
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.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICER 
Will keep abreast of international affairs concerning UNISON members, reporting to the Executive Committee where appropriate.

ORDINARY MEMBER
Represents the general membership rather than a specific area like that of an Area Rep, and is a member of the Executive Committee.

AREA REP
Local representatives (in College/Department/Building) to act as a liaison between members and the Committee.

HELPER
Helpers are needed to assist with mailings and other general duties as and when required.