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Colleague Union - Usdaw

Why Join Usdaw?

Usdaw is ‘Here to Help You’ whatever your job and no matter whether you are employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Usdaw provides advice and representation to workers in many different workplaces. We understand the challenges faced by workers to get a fairer deal in pay and conditions.

Usdaw can help you have a voice at work - and the more members there are at your workplace then the stronger the voice of the Union will be. 

To find out more about how Usdaw can support you click here.

If you would like to join you can click here.

"I have the pleasure of overseeing and maintaining the Society’s relationship with Usdaw, the Society’s recognised union. We enjoy a strong, proactive relationship and we engage on all aspects of a colleague’s employment including pay negotiations, working conditions and colleague benefits.

The Society meets with Usdaw representatives regularly to ensure they are kept up to date with any developments within the Society, so we can obtain their valuable feedback and input to any proposals, to ensure that our colleagues receive true representation. Usdaw also have the ability to raise their members' concerns to the Society so that they can be formally reviewed and addressed as well as requesting the Society to assist engagement in their campaigning for better working conditions, especially around Freedom from Fear which the Society actively supports.

Our relationship has never been tested as much as it was during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic which turned the world upside down in March 2020 and caused significant changes to the way we work and operate in the Society. I am pleased to say that the Society’s relationship with Usdaw went from strength to strength during this time. Together we actively engaged to ensure that a colleague’s health, safety and wellbeing were at the forefront of every decision we made in unprecedented times. 

I would actively encourage any colleague to become a member of Usdaw and take full advantage of all the benefits their membership brings. If you are already a member, I would also encourage colleagues to look at wider opportunities their membership may bring for example becoming an Usdaw colleague representative."

Nick Porter

Head of Colleague Relations

10 Good Reasons to Join Usdaw

To find out more about why you should join Usdaw, more detail about the benefits and how to join, please click here.

Member Benefits

  • Help and support with problems at work
  • Representation for grievances and disciplinaries
  • Pensions advice
  • Representation over contract changes
  • Protection from unlawful discrimination
  • Cash benefits in times of need
  • Free advice amd representation on pay and conditions of employment
  • Free will-writing service for you and your partner
  • Protection from unfair treatment
  • Health and safety advice
  • Improve job security
  • Protection from bullying and harassment
  • Training, education and Lifelong Learning
  • Feeling you're not on your own
  • Legal Plusfree legal assistance for accidents. 100% of compensation is yours with no deduction
  • Free initial legal advice scheme about any non work-related problem


Find your local Colleague Union rep

Name Group Location Region Site contact number
Paulette Ozonur Food Retail Leckhampton  Gloucestershire 01242 513585
Teresa Davies Food Retail Bourton on the Water Gloucestershire 01451 821265
Adrian Vale Food Retail Bourton on the Water Gloucestershire 01451 821265
Fay Parker Food Retail Stonehouse Gloucestershire 01453 827438
Christine Williams Food Retail Cainscross Gloucestershire 01453 751585
Janice Hillman Food Retail Bassett Avenue Oxfordshire 01869 253885
Martine Bevan Food Retail Norton Canes Staffordshire 01543 278529
Katie Thorneycroft-Wright Food Retail Pendeford West Midlands 01902 751742
Zoe Mitchell Food Retail Crossways Wiltshire 01793 722500
Lynne Griffin Food Retail Franche Road Worcestershire 01562 754013
Linda Blackburn Food Retail Stourport  Worcestershire 01299 879097
Kevin Walsh Funeral Aldridge Funeral VLC West Midlands 01922 456810
William Farman Funeral Aldridge Funeral VLC West Midlands 01922 456810
Wendy Willis Funeral Walsall Funeral West Midlands 01922 621808
Janet Kershaw Funeral Kidderminster Funeral Worcestershire 01562 824184
Bernadette Connor Head Office Co-operative House Warwickshire 01926 516000
Carol Bell-Pearce Post Office Kings Stanley Gloucestershire 01453 823192
Michelle Whitehead (senior rep) Post Office Vine Island West Midlands 07729 606458