Branch Staff

The branch has a very experienced team of staff who can provide information
and advice to members and stewards.

They can be reached on 020 7729 4001 or email info@unisoncvob.org.uk; fax 020 7729 6001.

Who are they?

Brian Woolgar and Paul Coles are the full time Branch Development Organisers.
They advise and represents members who do not have a UNISON steward in their
workplace. They support and advise stewards who are dealing with individual
cases and with workplace’s issues. They also organisers and recruits new joiners.

Anita Fakhri is our Branch Administrator, She deals with membership queries, stewards training and finance issues .

Most advice is given on the telephone or by email, email being our preferred method of communication, ensuring that we obtain from members an accurate outline of their issues. Our branch organisers are often out of the office representing members at hearings. Branch staff can access further legal advice if needed from our regional office. This would include cases of unfair dismissal, discrimination etc.

The branch is supported at regional level by the Regional Organiser, Jo Galloway. Jo can refer cases to UNISON solicitors for legal advice. She also supports and advises our stewards.