UNISON Prepares To Make Its Mark At TUC Congress

The congress itself will be chaired by this year’s TUC president, UNISON assistant general secretary Liz Snape.

And the work of the union’s rank and file activists will be recognised during the week.
Darren Barber is the branch secretary at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, as well regional convenor for UNISON Eastern region.

When he started at the hospital, union membership was at an all-time low. As branch secretary he has helped membership grow from 365 to 810 this year, and the number of active UNISON stewards increase two to 14.

Congress will recognise his work with a TUC organising award.

And UNISON vice president Margaret McKee from Northern Ireland will be presented with the TUC women’s gold badge in recognition of her work in the union, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and a range of community and voluntary work over 36 years.

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