Being a union rep is about empowering people at work. It’s also about supporting people at work.
Recently I had an issue and the support I got from BECTU was absolutely fantastic. I can’t speak highly enough about the staff at Head Office and the support they gave me. It’s also about confidence building.
In my position as a rep I deal with managers at a much more senior level to me and although it was daunting at first it does a lot for your confidence and it helps you to grow.