UNISON Northern Ireland

Community & Voluntary

Contact Number
Saoirse Fanning 07885575479
Niall McCarroll 07802439496


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.

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.



Branch Committee

2021 Branch Committee (New Branch Committee elected annually from January - March)

Joint Branch Chairs - Pauline Lagan & Niall McCarroll

Joint Branch Secretaries - Saoirse Fanning & Jackie Bradley

Joint Branch Treasurers - Deborah Kelly & Andrew Bonner

Education Co-Ordinators - Deirdre Quinn & Margaret Blaney

ULF Officer  - Pauline Lagan

Equality (Women's) - Anne McVicker

Equality (Disability) - Ashleen O'Neill

Equality (LGBT) - Martin McConnellogue 

Equality (BME) - Elaine Power 

Health & Safety Officer - Trudie Lynch 

Communications Officer - Mary Hamill Molloy 

Welfare Officer - Heather Leslie, Sean Boyle & Denise Richardson 

Membership Officer - Caroline McCroary 

Retired Members Secretary - Sean Boyle



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