About us

We are the union branch representing around 8,000 members working for the City of Edinburgh Council, related bodies and the voluntary sector.

Branch members have access to a local network of branch officers, stewards and health & safety reps, with full time professional support, legal services, fringe benefits and all the power of the UK’s largest union.

See more about our structures.



The branch equalities officer is supported by a committee made up of reps from each stewards committee, branch officers and ... Read More
There for you

Welfare – There for you

Help for members when they need it UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch is one of the very few branches that ... Read More

Members’ benefits

As well as... Individual representation on work related issues Collective representation through negotiations on pay and conditions Legal services if ... Read More
Branch meetings and annual reports

Branch meetings and annual reports

The branch has an Annual General Meeting in February or March each year. Other meetings can be called by the ... Read More
How the branch works

Our structures

Representation The key to branch organisation is the steward system. Its aim is to have a steward for every 25 ... Read More
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UNISON Edinburgh Branch banner

From the branch formation in 1996, the branch had been getting by with an interim PVC banner. The new banner ... Read More
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Branch constitution and rules

UNISON City of Edinburgh Local Government and Related Sectors Branch Constitution, Rules and Standing Orders as last revised by the ... Read More