What we do and how we can help

What we do

We represent and act on behalf of UNISON LSE members. These can be any staff at LSE, though our recognition agreement with the School means that we have a particularly important role in representing staff on bands 1-5 contracts. 

How we can help you

We can advise you about almost anything that might happen to you at the School, and we can accompany and represent at things like disciplinary and capability health hearings. However, we’re at our best when we’re acting as a group, representing the interests of members to manage together, with one voice. For example, in a number of the School’s business units [for discretion’s sake, let’s not say which on here] we have regular meetings with management to discuss matters of ongoing interests. Our members find that these meetings help to make sure that management respond to their concerns before they become urgent.

How you can help us

There are many ways to get involved with UNISON LSE. The simplest way is to act as one of our workplace representatives. This involves keeping up to date with what’s going on in your workplace, and reporting any concerns to the branch committee. If you want to, you could also stand for election as one of the branch officers, with responsibility for a specific policy area, such as equality, diversity and inclusion, or LGBTQ+ matters. You could even stand for Chair or Secretary, and attend meetings of the School’s most senior management-union negotiating body, the Joint Negotiation, Information and Consultation Committee.