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About Us

Welcome to the website of the Royal Devon & Exeter (RDE) Branch of UNISON.

We're the fastest growing UNISON branch in the South West and the largest trade union representing, campaigning and negotiating for workers across the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust

Our Members

UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.

Our Stewards

We have a team of accredited local representatives made up of workers across the Trust. Are you interested in helping your colleagues at work? Contact us for more information.

Our Campaign

UNISON campaigns and lobbies on key issues affecting our members and the public at large. We’re working to protect and improve public services, win equal pay and employment rights for everyone, improve safety in the workplace and end discrimination and harassment at work.

If you're in a union, you're never alone.

We live in unsettling times. The NHS is under immense pressure to deliver on a budget that has been cut since 2010, that means more pressure on staff, there has never been a more important time to ensure that your concerns are heard and by joining a union you are being part of that collective voice.

Our branch uses a modern and secure system to handle your cases.

From the initial contact to our final catch up and everything in between, everything is logged on our secure digital system.

This gives you peace of mind that all your data will be handled securly, if anything happens to your assigned representative and they are unable to continue to represent you, another representative can pick up exactly where the other left off.

Our digital system removes the need for you to sign and return paperwork, you can upload files directly from your Email or by taking a photo on your phone, this means that we can get the information as fast as possible giving our Representatives more time to adequately assess your case and offer support.

Why Join?

Each of our 1800+ members has their own reasons for joining UNISON. But every one receives our help and support.

Legal Help

For you at work and your family at home

Financial Help

and debt advice in times of need


for you and your family


including money off cars and holidays


Our helpline is open until midnight weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays

Learning & Development

to help develop your career






Workplace Representatives


Members Supported so far this year


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The Team

We have a team of accredited local representatives made up of workers across the Trust. Are you interested in helping your colleagues at work? Contact us for more information.

(Workplace representatives who have taken on additional roles)

Pauline Champion

Ast. Branch Secretary RD&E Wonford

Simon Leepile

International Officer RD&E Heavitree

Marion Baker

Welfare Officer Wonford

Anita Bokhammas

Equalities Officer RD&E Wonford

Amos Kachumi

Black Members Officer RD&E Wonford

Workplace Representatives

Charmaine Simpson

Workplace Rep

Clare Hall

Workplace Rep Honiton Hospital

Jim Drummond

Workplace Rep Exeter Mobility Centre

Lukas Rapco

Workplace Rep RD&E Wonford

Mandy Medcroft

Workplace Rep Tiverton & District Hospital

Nicholas Parmenter

Workplace Rep RD&E Heavitree

Richard King

Workplace Rep Exmouth Hospital

Rob Smith

Workplace Rep RD&E Wonford

Suzie Hembury

Workplace Rep RD&E Heavitree

Health and Safety Representatives

Giselle Potterton

H&S Representative RD&E Wonford

Kathryn Goodier

H&S Representative

Marie Morgan

H&S Representative RD&E Wonford

Sally Roscoe

H&S Representative RD&E Wonford

Trudi Conibere

H&S Representative Exeter Community Hospital

Contact Us

Baker house, RD&E NHS ft
Barrack Road, Exeter

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