Reps’ area

To become a Unite rep

  1. speak with the branch secretary or convener
  2. get two nominations from colleagues that are Unite members
  3. complete the rep training

It is important that you read the Council’s trade union policy (PDF) and make sure your manager has read this.

Workplace reps

Health and safety

Training

All formal rep training is Monday to Friday.

Apply for the courses online or email leah.alexander@unitetheunion.org.

Unite rep training in Edinburgh 2024

  • Workplace Rep 1 —26 to 30 August
  • Workplace Rep 2—5 to 9 August 
  • Workplace Rep 2—14 to 18 October 
  • Workplace Rep 4— 2 to 6 September 
  • Health & Safety Rep 1 —23 to 27 September
  • Health & Safety Rep 2—21 to 25 October 
  • Equality & Diversity—9 to 13 September 
  • Branch Officials—4 to 8 November 

Unite rep training in Edinburgh January to June 2025

  • Workplace Rep 1—20 to 24 January
  • Environmental Reps—5 to 7 March
  • Workplace Rep 1—9 to 13 June
  • Workplace Rep 2—10 to 14 March
  • Workplace Rep 3—12 to 16 May
  • Health & Safety Rep 1—17 to 21 February
  • Health & Safety Rep 2— 28 to 2 May
  • Health & Safety Rep 3—2 to 6 June
  • Health & Safety Rep 4—16 to 20 June
  • Branch Officials— 12 to 16 May

Branch training sessions

Rep assistance program

Unite Reps Assistance Program