Your Branch

UNISON Manchester is organised by the Branch Executive Committee and is supported by skilled and experienced staff – locally, regionally and nationally.  The UNISON Manchester Branch Officers are listed below.  To contact any of them please use the Contact Us form and mention who your query is for.  We will make sure it is sent on within 24 hours.

Branch Officers

President: Mo Baines

Vice President: Sonia Stewart, Gemma McIlwaine
Branch Chair: Cath Baggaley

Branch Secretary: Carl Greatbatch
Assistant Branch Secretaries: Cath Baggaley, Pete Banks, Sonia Stewart, Jane Slater, Jane Wilcox and Rena Wood.

Branch Treasurer: Jane Wilcox

Welfare Officer: Graham Edwards
Equality Officer: Sonia Stewart
Education Officer: Leon Sullivan
International Officer: Blue Costello
Labour Link Officer: Carl Greatbatch

Health and Safety Officer: Lindsey McCaig
Communications Officer: Leon Sullivan

Self-Organised Groups (SOGs)

Black Members’ SOG Chair: Sonia Stewart
Women’s SOG Chair: Lesley Lancelot

The Branch Executive Committee is the UNISON Manchester’s decision-making body. It comprises stewards from across the workplaces represented by the Branch, and elected Branch Officers.

We are always looking for people who can contribute to the work of the Branch and help other members. This could be a regular commitment as your workplace steward, or you could be a ‘mailbox’ steward and help pass on UNISON information to members in your workplace.

All members of UNISON Manchester are encouraged to attend meetings, vote in Branch elections and get involved in our campaigns and activities.

These are difficult times for public services; for the people who rely on them and the people who deliver them.  UNISON will continue to fight for decent public services for all, but your union needs YOU, so if you can help in any way then please do get in touch.  The Branch regularly provides training courses, advice and support for all our stewards and officers.

Please contact the Branch if you’d like further information and advice on how you can get involved in your union.