Contact us

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For a work problem or query:

(Whichever of these three methods you choose, please be aware it will always speed things along if you have your UNISON membership number to hand before you contact us.)

For a general query contact:

To discuss a work or union related topic with other members:

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Branch Officers

Oxford University & Colleges Branch of UNISON is run by a branch committee and supported by skilled staff, locally, regionally and nationally.

Post Postholder E-mail Phone
Chair Holder Leo Catney 01865 (2)72314
Administrative Secretary Sue Tibbles
Negotiation and Casework Secretary Alan Jenkins
Communications Officer Jonathan Riley
Environmental Officer Sue Tibbles
Equalities Officer Ceri Lloyd
Health & Safety Officer Karen Langdon 01865 (2)72825
International Officer Glyn Plested
JCUSS Joint Secretary Karen Langdon 01865 (2)72825
Membership Officers (changes to member's details) Penny Roberts & Sue Tibbles
Recruitment Secretary (membership applications) Philippa Lanchbery 01865 (2)72827
Retired Members' Officer Penny Roberts
Treasurer Neil Iden
Welfare Officer Philippa Lanchbery 01865 (2)72827

Branch Executive

The branch Executive comprises the branch officers and meets on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding August and December). Elected workplace representatives/stewards are invited to attend Executive meetings. Branch members can attend these meetings by invitation: please apply to the Branch Secretary if you wish to attend a meeting of the Executive.

Other general or emergency meetings are held as necessary: all members of UNISON Oxford University & Colleges Branch can attend these branch meetings.

We are always looking for people who feel they can contribute to the branch and to helping other members. This could be a regular commitment or just the occasional hour or so. We also provide training courses and support for our reps and officers. Contact if you would like to find out more.