UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector. 


Most people join a union because they want protection at work - help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong at work.  That's what we're here for. UNISON negotiates on pay and working conditions at every level - local, regional and national.  But we also do a lot more.  Being a UNISON member gives you a range of benefits and unbeatable deals.


Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer.


Local stewards are there to represent you at work and help find the answers to your problems.  They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising your branch.  If you have a problem, talk to your local steward.  If they can't handle the problem on their own, they can talk to other branch officers or full - time union experts on your behalf.


Anyone can face problems at work sometimes but if you are a member of UNISON, you don't have to face them alone.  We can provide advice or representation on things like pay, rotas, leave and sickness procedures.  We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy.







Branch Officers for 2020/21

Chair -
Margaret Cook - 07753844545 chair@unisonfalkirk.org.uk

Branch Secretary - Janet Robertson - 07584504451 janet.robertson@unisonfalkirk.org.uk

Vice Chair - Roger Ridley

Education Coordinator -VACANT

Treasurer - Susan Crook susan.crook@falkirk.gov.uk

Assistant Treasurer-Tony Beekman


Health and Safety Officer - VACANT

International Officer - Stewart Cook

Equalities Coordinator - Lynne Tanner

Welfare Officer - VACANT

Membership Services Officer - VACANT

Retired Members Officer - Gray Allan - 07710528533

Service Conditions Officer -VACANT

Young Members Officer - Robbie Burgess


If you have a work problem or query, then get in touch with your UNISON workplace representative. Alternatively, you can ring UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857.


All queries to:

Falkirk Council 

20 Newmarket Street,




E: office@unisonfalkirk.org.uk

T: 01324 630082


Falkirk Council Branch of UNISON, is run by a democratically elected branch committee and supported by skilled staff, regionally and nationally.


In addition to local section and departmental reps (stewards), every UNISON branch has number of elected lay member officers who have specific roles and responsibilities across the branch.


All members of our branch can attend general meetings, vote and stand in branch elections and get involved in our campaigns and activities.


We are always looking for people who feel they can contribute to the branch and to helping other members. This could be a regular commitment or just the occasional hour or so. We can provide training and support for our reps and officers. Contact: 01324 503620 if you would like to find out more.