Cambridge Acute Hospitals UNISON Branch represents staff covered by various employers - primarily Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust but also Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Nursing/ODP/AHP Students at Anglia Ruskin University, Compass (Medirest) Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, Medics Pro Ltd, RDL Scientific and The Pathology Partnership.
The Branch Office is located in Flat 34 Abington House on the Addenbrooke’s Hills road site . We do try to ensure someone is available in the office where possible during normal office hours however, as officers are required to attend member meetings it may be that you need to leave a message on the answering machine. The duty office will then return your call as soon as possible - which is normally within 24 hours (except at weekends and public holidays).
The Branch also has regular drop in sessions (normally weekly) held in the union office where members can come and ask questions of their representatives or discuss problems they are enncountering at work: the next acheduled drop-in surgery is:
Wednesday 3rd August, 2pm till close, hosted by Jo Rust - Regional Officer
UNISON represents and acts for members working in a range of public services and utilities, whether they're employed by private companies, public authorities or in the community and voluntary sector. We represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services.
When UNISON members face problems at work, we first encourage them to speak to their rep. The rep can then help individual members by helping them discuss their concerns with the employer.
Reps may arrange for members to get help from people or groups in UNISON, or work with them to get the information and help they need.
The steward or rep will then advise you on what should be done to solve the problem. This could involve approaching the employer if necessary.
Many UNISON reps are trained to deal with issues around employment law, grievance and disciplinary matters. Reps often speak on behalf of members experiencing problems at work and may accompany members to grievance meetings or hearings.
Fax/Phone 01223 217550 (internal for Addenbrooke's: extension 3550)
Postal Address: Box 61, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ