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Union Representatives

Union Representative

In the NHS We have an extensive network of locally elected Union Representatives (Union Reps), who play an invaluable role in the Employment Relations process. Our Union Reps are usually the first point of contact for members in need of advice, support, or information. To those podiatry departments that do not have a Union Rep: elect one today as, without one, you will have little or no local involvement in the implementation of local terms and conditions.

To those that do have a Union Rep: support them by feeding back to them and taking an interest in what is going on both within your workplace and the College. The time away from normal duties needed to properly represent your interests, may well be considerable but is without doubt necessary.

Further clarification can be sought from the Employment Relations Department, Maureen Jonas at maureen.jonas@cop.org.uk.