Our branch

Unite CEC Branch is branch number SC/133/86

Unite the Union is recognised by the Council for the purposes of collective bargaining for local government employees and craft operatives.

The branch is made up of elected officials and committees that support the work of the reps.

The City of Edinburgh Council provides meeting space in various workplaces. We sometimes uses facilities at the Unite Edinburgh area office at 22 York Place.

We also conduct meetings online using Webex and Microsoft Teams.

Branch committee

The branch committee is the governing body of the branch.

Meetings are monthly.

All reps must attend.

Members can

  • attend
  • submit motions to
  • read the minutes of

the branch committee.

Contact a rep to discuss.

Branch officials

Graeme Smith, Convener—The convener is the leader and chief negotiator for our branch on all matters affecting the membership. The convenor chairs most meetings.

Brian Robertson, Branch Secretary and Treasurer—Deals with branch business and acts as a link with other branches and sections of UNITE. Currently our secretary acts as joint chief negotiator for the branch.

Andy Roberts, Health and Safety Convener—Leader on health and safety matters.

Margaret Cameron, Vice Convener—Vice chair for meetings and negotiates on matters affecting the membership, such as policy and workplace practices.

Amanda Cunningham, Union Learning Rep—Support your learning. Negotiates learning agreements with the council, including how much paid time off is available for learning and if that learning can take place within the workplace.

Annette Smith, Equalities Rep—Advances equalities issues in the Council and advises on branch policy.