Union representatives are the lifeblood of the NUJ. They are the people who help make things happen at branch and chapel level. NUJ reps have made the union the strong and effective campaigning organisation it is today.
Whether you are a father or mother of your chapel, a health and safety officer, a learning rep or an equalities officer, yours is a vital role that can transform peoples' working lives.
Members look to NUJ reps for advice and guidance. Whether you are helping negotiate a pay rise, defending a member in a disciplinary hearing, telling a member about our professional training courses or simply giving advice over a cup of tea – you will be known and respected in your workplace. But you don't have to do it on your own.
The NUJ supports its reps every step of the way.
The union has full-time officials who can give you advice and support.
We also offer trade union training to teach members how to be reps, improve your skills as a rep or, if you've been a rep for a long time, to refresh and update your knowledge.
We also provide a range of resources to help reps promote the union to members and potential members.