UNISON Northern Ireland

Community & Voluntary

Contact Number
Regional Office 02890270190

UNISON Community and Voluntary Sector Branch NI have  launched a campaign for all workers in the community and voluntary sector to receive a £500 covid recognition payment to recognise the work of staff in the sector during the covid pandemic.

UNISON has written to the Communities Minister asking for a £500 recognition payment.  As part of our campaign for the payment we are asking our members to complete this form to send a letter to their local MLA to support our claim for a covid recognition payment for all workers in the community and voluntary sector in NI.

Act Now. Email your MLA Today – CLICK HERE

Step 1: Complete your details in the form and press next.
Step 2: Read the automatically generated letter addressed to each of the MLAs in your area.
Step 3: Press the Send Email button at the bottom to send the letter directly to your MLAs.


Your Branch Annual General Meeting is the most important meeting of the year. It is your chance to have your say and to get involved.

  • Elect your representatives for another year
  • Have your say in important work matters
  • Hear what has been happening in the branch
  • Find out how you can become more involved

If you wish to stand for an elected position in your branch please complete the online branch nomination form below. Please note that all nominations must be seconded by two UNISON members. Alternatively, download the form using the icon and return it to us Freepost. To find out what is involved in each role within the branch - you can download the full post descriptions below. All AGM dates are noted on the attached AGM Newsletter for this year. 

Click here for further details on branch roles open for election.



Branch Committee

2019 Branch Committee (New Branch Committee elected annually from January - March)

Joint Branch Chairs - Niall McCarroll & Carly Doherty

Joint Branch Secretaries - Barry Donaghy & Saoirse Fanning

Joint Branch Treasurers - Sarah Jane O’Hara & Deborah Kelly

Education Co-Ordinators - Danielle Harrison & Shaun Harkin

ULF Officer  - Margaret McNicholl

Equality (Women's) - Louise Kennedy

Equality (Disability) - Sinead Quinn

Equality (LGBT) - Martin McConnellogue

Health & Safety - Trudie Lynch

Communications - Lara McCauley

Young Members - Emer Kelly

Convenor (Housing) - Niall McCarroll

Convenor (Community) - Helen Crickard & Margaret McNicoll

Convenor (Health & Social Care) - Carly Doherty

Convenor (Women's) - Kellie Turtle & Danielle Harrison

Convenor (Equality & Human Rights) - Anne McVicker & Saoirse Fanning  


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