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We are the Largest trade union within the UK and have 3000 members in our branch alone!

UNISON provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for our members

About Us

Welcome to the website of the North Devon & Exeter (NDE) Branch of UNISON.

We're the largest trade union representing, campaigning and negotiating for workers across both the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Our Members

UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.

Our Stewards

We have a team of accredited local representatives made up of workers across both trusts and private employers. Are you interested in helping your colleagues at work? Contact Us for more information.

Our Campaign

UNISON campaigns and lobbies on key issues affecting our members and the public at large. We’re working to protect and improve public services, win equal pay and employment rights for everyone, improve safety in the workplace and end discrimination and harassment at work.

If you're in a union, you're never alone.

We live in unsettling times. The NHS is under immense pressure to deliver on a budget that has been cut since 2010, that means more pressure on staff, there has never been a more important time to ensure that your concerns are heard and by joining a union you are being part of that collective voice.

Our branch uses a modern and secure system to handle your cases.

From the initial contact to our final catch up and everything in between, everything is logged on our secure digital system.

This gives you peace of mind that all your data will be handled securly, if anything happens to your assigned representative and they are unable to continue to represent you, another representative can pick up exactly where the other left off.

Our digital system removes the need for you to sign and return paperwork, you can upload files directly from your Email or by taking a photo on your phone, this means that we can get the information as fast as possible giving our Representatives more time to adequately assess your case and offer support.

Why Join?

Each of our 2900+ members has their own reasons for joining UNISON.
But every one receives our help and support.


Legal Help

For you at work and your family at home


Financial Help

and debt advice in times of need


Support

for you and your family


Discounts

including money off cars and holidays


Learning & Development

to help develop your career

2887

Members

29

Workplaces

20

Representatives

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The Team

We have a team of accredited local representatives made up of workers across both trusts.
Are you interested in helping your colleagues at work? Contact us for more information.

Colin Griffiths

  • Accredited Steward
  • I have been active in UNISON for 18 years!...read more

    Dawn Myatt

  • Accredited Steward
  • Debbie Offield

  • Accredited Steward
  • Giselle Potterton

  • Accredited Steward
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Katrina-Marie Dempsey

  • Accredited Steward
  • Kevin Moore

  • Accredited Steward
  • Lorna Mock

  • Accredited Steward
  • Lukas Rapco

  • Accredited Steward
  • Lynne Palmer-Mann

  • Branch Treasurer
  • Accredited Steward
  • Marie Morgan

  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Marion Baker

  • Welfare Officer
  • Accredited Steward
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • I have been active with UNISON for about 18 months as a Workplace rep, Hea...read more

    Nick Moore

  • Accredited Steward
  • Penelope Hewitt

  • Accredited Steward
  • Richard King

  • Accredited Steward
  • I have been active now for 3 years but wished I had joined 6 years prior wh...read more

    Simon Leepile

  • Accredited Steward
  • Suzie Hembury

  • Accredited Steward
  • Tim Smith

  • Branch Administrator
  • Accredited Steward
  • I have worked for the North Devon & Exeter branch for over 2 years....read more

    Trudi Conibere

  • Accredited Steward
  • Health & Safety Officer
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • I have been a health and safety representative since December 2019, and I c...read more

    Trudie Martin

  • Branch Secretary
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Accredited Steward
  • I became active in 2000 and did my training to be a Health & Safety Rep....read more

    Yvonne Heale

  • Accredited Steward
  • Contact Us

    UNISON ND&E
    Baker house, RD&E NHS ft
    Barrack Road, Exeter
    EX2 5DW