Training For Branches Who Employ Their Own Staff

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2014 National Delegate Conference
15 February 2014

Conference notes that more and more branches are likely to consider employing staff such as caseworkers, administrators and organisers to assist with the growing levels of work and the fragmentation of the public sector

Conference believes that UNISON branches should be exemplary employers, follow ACAS best practice guidelines and provide good levels of support and development for their employees.

Conference therefore agrees that a robust training programme should be developed by UNISON for branch secretaries and other leading branch officers on the key elements of being a good employer – including recruiting and appointing new staff; carrying out supervision and appraisal; dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues; writing contracts, doing payroll, pensions, terms and conditions, staff consultations etc.