Directory

Branch activists are listed alphabetically below.

To search by their area of responsibility look under Branch OfficersEmployment Groups or Self Organized Groups.

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Aitman, Wendy

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Branch Education Coordinator

Communities

Allan, Susan

Union Learning Rep

Resources

Allen, Lindsey

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Angus, Alison

Steward

Schools

Anson, Viv

Steward

YHN

Armstrong, David

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Ashbridge, Lori

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Schools Convenor

Schools

Aso, Penny

Union Learning Rep

Schools

Bambrough, Jade

Union Learning Rep

Vol Sector (Chain Reaction)

Barnes, Steven

Steward, H&S Rep

Communities

Barwick, Paul

Steward

Health and Safety Officer

Communities

Bell, John

Steward

YHN

Bensley, Ken

Steward, H&S Rep

Communities

Bird, Josie

Steward

Branch Chair

Resources

Blackbird, Jack

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Bond, Sharon

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Bone, Nancy

Convenor

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Boodhai, Kathleen

Union Learning Rep

Museums

Bowron, Andy

Steward

Communities

Brock, Dorothy

Admin Assistant

Branch Office

Brown, Graham

Steward

Communities

Brown, Jonathan

Steward

Schools

Brudenell, Angela

Steward

Schools

Brumwell, Michelle

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Burke. Christine

Steward

YHN

Butterfield, Alison

Steward

Schools

Carden, Jacqui

Steward

Health and Safety Officer

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Carr, Tony

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Carson, Allan

Steward

Schools

Chambers, Alan

Steward

Communities

Chetchuti, Lisa

Steward

Schools

Chilton, Ami

Steward

Schools

Chirnside , Caroline

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Clark, Anne

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Investment and Development

Clark, Helen

Auditor

Clark, Janis

Union Learning Rep

Vol Sector

Clark, Melanie

Steward

Schools

Coleman, Alan

Steward

YHN

Collinson, Caroline

Steward

Communities

Connell, Theresa

Union Learning Rep

Resources

Cook, Michael

Steward

Newcastle College

Cook, Susannah

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Cook, Tim

Steward

Asst Chief Exec

Copeland, Andrew

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Crosby, Louise

Steward

LGBT Officer

Asst Chief Exec

Day, Jean

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Dexter, Jo

Union Learning Rep

Vol Sector  (NECA)

Dobson, Micky

Convenor, H&S Rep

Communities

Eaglestone, Sarah

Union Learning Rep

Vol Sector

Fremont, Isabelle

Steward

Schools

Gallant, Joe

Learning

Asst Chief Exec

Gichuhi, John

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Gill, Claire

Learning

Museums

Gilroy, Paul

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Lead Officer

Branch Secretary

Communities

Resources and Assistant Chief Executive

Giovinchi, Gabriella

Steward

Vol Sector  (WEA)

Gormley, Dan

Website Manager

Graham, Claire

Steward

Tyne Tunnel

Gray, John

Steward

Asst Branch Health & Safety Officer

YHN

Green, Alan

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Gregory, Paul

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Gregory, Tony

H&S Rep

Communities

Hague, Shayma

Disabled Members Officer

Haigh, Andy

H&S Rep

Communities

Hails, Neville

Union Learning Rep

Museums

Hall, Andy

Steward

Branch Treasurer

Resources

Hall, Margaret

Steward and Union Learning Rep

YHN

Hamilton, Angela

Convenor

H&S Rep

Asst Chief Exec & Resources

Asst Chief Exec

Hannon, Lynne

Steward

YHN

Haque, Shayma

Steward

YHN

Hardie, Lynda

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Assistant Branch Secretary

Resources

Harle, Kathleen

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Harvey-Slater, Lynn

Learning

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Higgins, Jane

Steward

Communities

Hoare, John

Steward

Newcastle College

Hughes, Billy

H&S Rep

Communities

Hollings, Mark

Steward

Disabled Members Officer

YHN

Hopper, Steve

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Communities

Horne, John

Steward

Asst Chief Exec

Ibbetson, Andrea

Steward

Welfare Officer

Resources

Imhoof, James

Steward

Resources

Isibor, Ambrose

Union Learning Rep

Vol Sector

Iqbal, Syed

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Jackson, Christine

Steward and Union Learning Rep

YHN

Jackson, Liz

Women's Officer

Communities

Kaferawanthu, Ulela

Steward

Black Members Officer

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Kane, David

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Kendal, Tony

Steward

Communities

Kennedy, Lorraine

Union Learning Rep

Resources

Kennett, Jude

Steward

Schools

Lambie, Donna

Steward

YHN

Leach, David

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Leddicoat, Tony

Steward

Communities

Liepins-Hall, Janice

Steward, Union Learning Rep

Communities

Macdonald, Helen

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Maddison, Paul

Union Learning Rep

Communities

Malpass, Lesa

Steward

Schools

Martin, Andrea

Steward

YHN

Mayne, Paul

Union Learning Rep

Museums

McDonald, Angus

Union Learning Rep

Museums

McGuinness, Cath

Steward

Equalities Coordinator

Communities

McGuire, Michael

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

McKeough, Jane

Steward

YHN

McShane, Joanne

Steward

Newcastle College

Mead, David

Steward

Resources

Mead, Joyce

Retired Members Officer

Metters, Bruce

Union Learning Rep

Communities

Millar, Gary

Steward

Newcastle College

Miller, Eva

Union Learning Rep

Resources

Moffitt,, Anita

Union Learning Rep

Museums

Mohamed, Babiker

Union Learning Rep

Communities

Moore, Scott

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Moralee, Kris

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Vol Sector (CQC)

Muse, Derek

Convenor and Union Learning Rep

Organiser

Assistant Branch Secretary

YHN

Vol Sector

Ndlovu, Wiseman

Steward and Union Learning Rep

H&S Rep

Communities

Nelson, Lorna

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Nicholson, Joanne

Steward

Resources

Officer, James

Steward

Newcastle College

O'Keeffe, Debra

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Oliver, Nick

Steward

Museums

O’Rourke, Kim

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Schools

Owens, Christine

Steward

Schools

Parker, Lynn

Union Learning Rep

Resources

Patterson, Liz

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Peck, Evan

Union Learning Rep

Communities

Praszczalek, Sue

Branch Co-ordinator

Branch Office

Purves, Gayle

Steward

Community & Vol Sector

Ramanandi, Nicky

Steward

Lead Officer

Assistant Branch Secretary

Communities

Rayne, Tracy

Steward

Resources

Reid, Layla

Steward

Schools

Richards, Oliver

Union Learning Rep

YHN

Richardson, Susan

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Roberts, Lewis

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Robinson, Alison

Union Learning Rep

Asst Chief Exec

Robinson, Steve

H&S Rep

Communities

Robson, Gemma

Admin Assistant

Branch Office

Robson, Susan

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Royal, Ian

Convenor

Tyne Tunnel

Salessiotis, Angela

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Slasor, Linda

Steward and Union Learning Rep

H&S Rep

Communities

Smith, Craig

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Asst Branch Health & Safety Officer

Communities

Smith, Gwen

Steward

Investment and Development

Spencer, Ian

Steward, H&S Rep

Communities

Stewart, Andy

Steward

Investment and Development

Suddes, Val

Steward

Communities

Sutherland, Holly

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Symington, Mike

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Tearney, Mark

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Temperley, Malcolm

Steward

Communities

Thornton, Kim

Steward

YHN

Todd-Smith, Coleen

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Tree, Derek

Steward

Communities

Waggitt, Janice

Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning

Ward, David

Union Learning Rep

Museums

Wardley, Amy

Steward

Vol Sector

Watson, David

Steward

Vol Sector (CQC)

Watson , Mark

Steward

YHN

Watson, Richard

Steward

Vol Sector (Places for People))

Welford,, Peter

Union Learning Rep

Communities

Whitby, Ed

Convenor

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Whitehead, Graham

H&S Rep

Communities

Wiggett, Diane

Steward

Schools

Wilkinson, Mark

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Children

Wilson, Eddie

Steward

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

Wilson, Lori

Welfare Officer

Winter, Alan

Union Learning Rep

Communities

Wright, Margaret

H&S Rep

Communities

Yaseen, Omar

Steward

YHN

Yugire, Jane

Steward and Union Learning Rep

Wellbeing Care & Learning - Adult

 

New on Site

23/03/2017

Training

New courses for members and stewards.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/12

Inflation leaps to 3.2%

More regulation of gig economy needed

Appalling risk of suicides in construction

Fat cats — the great pay divide

Racist abuse after Brexit vote

Lack of diversity at top in Wales


22/03/2017

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on Monday 3 April.


18/03/2017

Regional Disabled Members Group

Meeting on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 4.30pm.

Misogyny as a Hate Crime

Nottinghamshire Police have taken the bold step to identify misogyny as a hate crime and Northern UNSION are keen for this to be replicated in our region. The aim of the event is to identify how we can move the issue forward across the region with all three Police and Crime Commissioners.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/11

Swings and scooters of inflation basket

No real improvement in weekly earnings

Cosmetic improvement with Living Wage

Zero-hours contracts at record high

Unemployment falls below 1.6 million


12/03/2017

AGM 2017

Agenda and annual report.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/10

Economic forecasts in Hammond's Budget

Mixed fortunes in ethnic women's pay gap data

Company merger and acquisitions in 2016

Numbers on zero-hours contracts at a high

GMB take on DX delivery firm

Former chancellor's nice big earner

Charter to stop violence at work


03/03/2017

March/Rally for Durham Teaching Assistants

Saturday 25 March. Hear grassroots, union and guest speakers and watch the Reel News film showing the Durham Teaching Assistants’ story.

LGBT Policy weekend

Saturday 25 March, to plan UNISON LGBT activities for the year ahead.

HOPE Not Hate Event

A joint training session for trade union and community activists on how to organise to defeat the politics of division.  18 March 2017.

NE People’s Assembly

March calendar of events and activities.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/9

Trade Union Act regs come into force

Gender pension gap leaves women short

Violence at work — the nasty truth

Bookseller's £7m salary

Money purchase pension are norm

British Gas denied appeal in Lock case

Government fails in ethnicity review


01/03/2017

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on Monday 6 March.

Retired members

Papers for the retired members' meeting on 17 March.


24/02/2017

Branch Lottery

Winners in February.

Workers Memorial Day

Morning seminar and afternoon remembrance service in Hartlepool on Friday 28 April 2017. There is also an Eve of WMD ‘Gig’ on Thursday 27 April.


23/02/2017

Labour Research Department Fact 79/8

Government green paper on pensions

A 'Stern diet' for fat cat directors' pay

Employers — don't miss out on talent

Argos repays £2.4 million to 37,000 staff

Economic growth revised upwards

Work fears of disabled people revealed

In the papers

Migrants have helped make Britain. It’s time to celebrate us

NHS at breaking point, according to British Medical Association

Councils prepare to cut essential services to fund adult social care

London transport spending equivalent to £1,500 more per head than North East


22/02/2017

Labour Research Department Fact 79/7

Minimum wage cheats named and shamed

Inflation hits three-year high

Unemployment at 11-year low

Inflation erodes growth in weekly earnings

In the papers

Migrants are always the scapegoats. But now they’re taking on Ukip’s lies

I, Daniel Blake is a realistic depiction of life on benefits. Isn’t it?

English social care system for elderly facing 'complete collapse'

North East peers want law to make Government investigate impact of Brexit on region

North East recruitment drive revealed as jobless total in region rises

UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show

The NHS needs a rethink. Its priorities no longer make sense

Top Labour politicians come to 'UKIP area' Sunderland for Brexit debates and festival

Rothbury Community Hospital inpatient ward closure public meeting this week

Shopping will cost you more as prices rise, but is Brexit to blame?

Campaigners calling for u-turn over Post Office move

UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns

Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and we said: ‘Enough!’

Brexit survey revealed: What you would do if given second shot at EU referendum

Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC

There will be a shameful betrayal of the Brexit low-paid

Welcome to the new dark ages, where only the wealthy can retire

NHS 'pays £7.5m a year for 20 most expensive agency doctors'

Drive to bring health and social care together is a well-intentioned mess


12/02/2017

Disabled Members Policy Weekend

Sunderland, 19/20 May 2017.

Members training

Sign Language (BSL) Introduction, 2 March 2017

Dementia Workshop, 30 March 2017

Reps training

Regional Education Calendar 2017

In the papers

A&E in England had worst delays ever in January, leak suggests

Why was Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes the star of Prime Minister's questions?

Number of patients stuck in hospital 'far higher than NHS data shows'

It's time corporate tax dodgers started losing lucrative council contracts

More council housing needed in the North East - government report reveals

Council tax, youth funding and bins: 6 things to look out for from Sunderland budget meeting

TyneMet and South Tyneside colleges merger: What it means for jobs, campuses and its new name?

Labour Research Department Fact 79/6

Review of tribunal fees finally published

Plan to tackle abusive hiring practices

Insecure work on rise

Twenty eight directors share £68.37 million


05/02/2017

Affiliations and donations

A list of affiliations and donations that the branch committee has approved since January 2015.


07/02/2017

In the papers

UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years, says report

NHS ID scheme could deter eligible patients, say MPs

Councils may cut social care provision due to underfunding, LGA says

Nursery schools: ‘What society gives children less chance than their parents?’

Council tax rise planned for Northumberland residents as authority faces £36m cuts

'Trump can't hack Trebs' - the best signs from Newcastle anti-Trump demonstration

Labour Research Department Fact 79/5

Racism at work

Economy grows but there's a shortfall

Advice on gender pay gap from Acas

Tories offer no solution on discrimination

Eight assaults a day in Welsh schools

UNIMAG 33

A quarterly periodical updating branch reps on employment law.


06/02/2017

Branch Lottery

Winners in January.


27/01/2017

Young Members

Northern Region Young Members AGM

Black Members

UNISON Northern Region Black Members Forum AGM 2017.

LV Car Insurance

Discounted car insurance for UNISON members.


26/01/2017

North East March and Rally for #ourNHS

In Newcastle on Saturday 4 February.

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on 6 February.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/4

Death by a thousand fire service cuts

Guidance on stress

Modern-day slave traders jailed

Fees let bad bosses get off scot free

Top-ranked inclusive employers 2017

Get tough on pay, says pension funds


22/01/2017

Women's Network AGM

Agenda and nomination form for the mmeting on 4 February.

Disabled Members

Annual Meeting of the Regional Disabled Members Self Organised Group on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

Members training

Mental Health Awareness Workshop on Thursday 16 February.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/3

Wales to ditch parts of 2016 Trade Union Act

Inflation rates at highest since 2014

Retail inflation eating into earnings growth

UK unemployment at nine-year low

In the Papers

Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says

May’s promise on workers’ rights is hollow if she doesn’t get a deal

NHS crisis: the one act of self-sacrifice that could rescue our health service

Politicians have ignored the working class for too long

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

Crisis, what NHS crisis? Theresa May must stop this denial

Welsh government tables bill to overturn Trade Union Act


15/01/2017

Anne Frank Trust Exhibition

UNISON have now been allocated two spots on the 16 January to have guided tours around the Anne Frank exhibition. 

Labour Research Department Fact 79/2

Courier's tribunal win against CitySprint

TUC warns over Brexit threat to workers' rights

Lame excuses for not paying minimum wage

High street store fined over safety

Manufacturing output edges higher

Child poverty briefing


13/01/2017

Branch Lottery

Winners in December.


06/01/2017

The Trade Union Act and UNISON's Political Fund

Consultation on political fund review: December-January

Reading Ahead

We are having our first Reading Ahead launch at Welford Learning Zone on 11 January between 10am and 11am.

Trade Union Reps courses

Book now to secure your place on one of the courses for Reps at Newcastle College starting in January 2017.

Northern Region Training Programme

UNISON courses in 2017. These courses are free and open to all members unless otherwise stated.

Labour Research Department Fact 79/1

'Precarious pay penalty' of zero-hours staff

Plans for a Universal Basic Income

2017 — economic forecasts for year

'Fat Cat Wednesday' has been and gone

Northern Ireland to reveal political gifts

UK's deficit in trade in goods gets ever worse

UK economic growth revised upwards