Resources for Reps

E-Focus the UNISON stewards newsletter is sent weekly by email to activists with an email address on their UNISON membership record.

UNISON inFocus is the monthly magazine for stewards, activists and reps. It serves as a discussion forum, a place for branches to share experiences – both good and bad – and a monthly update on what is happening within the union. The magazine also provides in-depth analysis of the issues, regular legal updates and briefings on government positions and issues important to union reps, as well detailed information on national and regional campaigns and the resources available to support stewards and reps.

The UNISON website has excellent resources for use by its activists, including Guides on employment issues.

The Bargaining Zone provides model agreements, the latest bargaining statistics, up-to-date factsheets and bargaining guidance.

The Activists’ Zone brings together the best from UNISON In-Focus plus a range of useful information, documents and advice.

Advice for activists

Working with members

Recruiting new members


Your rights

Health & Safety guidelines


Useful documents

Stewards Handbook

CaseForm April 2014

Guide to tupe transfers

Guide to redundancy

Contracts changes

ACAS Code on Time Off for Trade Union activities

ACAS Guide to Disciplinaries and Grievances



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