Following the retirement of Rosemary Culmer, after many years of sterling service, I am the new Branch Secretary for UNISON in West Berkshire Council and its affiliated employers. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to work with and for you all and to ensure your voices are represented nationally and, particularly, locally.
The West Berkshire UNISON Branch Executive has been aware for some time that for many of you, unless you have had a need for direct support in any dealings with management, much of the work that is done by UNISON locally is invisible. We will soon be publishing a regular bulletin to let you know about some of the work that’s been done on your behalf and to let you know about things that might be coming up. If you have any questions about any of the items in the bulletin then please speak to your local representative or contact me directly. Similarly, if there’s something that we’re not looking into but you think we should be then please let us know.
Your local UNISON representatives and all on the Branch Executive want to make sure that we’re working on the things that matter to you, our members. I hope that the publication of a regular bulletin will contribute to the building of a wider and deeper conversation between us all.