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Current policy negotiations

We negotiate with the college around policies all through the year. Currently, we are negotiating over:

  • Sickness leave policy: following feedback from our reps that the sickness leave policy is being applied incorrectly and being mistaken for a disciplinary policy, we are renegotiating the sick leave policy.
  • Recruitment: the college often appoints people to post rather than advertising the posts and recruiting staff through competitive recruitment processes, particularly at senior level. We have raised this as a matter of concern, and the college has agreed to engage with all three unions on this issue.

Your branch committee

Your branch committee is elected annually, at the Unison Annual General Meeting, held in March every year. Throughout the year, if committee members step down, or if someone wants to join the committee, we are able to co-opt new committee members by branch committee vote.

If you want advice and/or support, please contact one of your local shop stewards (or the branch secretary if you don't have one) in the first instance.

Branch Secretary

Joint Branch Chair

Health and safety officer

Communications officer

Campaigns officer


Membership officer

Education officer

Equality and diversity officer

Young members officer (representing members aged 26 and under)

  • currently vacant

International officer

  • currently vacant

Shop stewards in Schools

Shop stewards in professional services

Noonan shop stewards

  • Emilse Ocampo Medina
  • Vilma Villamoros
  • Claudia Mejia

Sodexo shop stewards

  • Juan Pablo Reyes
  • Jackie Bell