CSP organising officers, Siân Caulfield and Kevin Dale, work alongside regional senior negotiating officers to support the campaigning work going on in workplaces across the whole of the UK.
Whether you have just joined the CSP or you are a long standing member, we want you to become active in the union.
There are many issues facing all of our members as the challenges of working in the NHS becomes greater. We are available to offer you advice and support about becoming more active, campaigning or tackling any issue that matters to you.
In our meetings with members, we've heard about their concerns and issues, which have helped inform our campaigning strategy.
As an example, we've heard a lot about the issue of the cost of car parking charges and the negative impact it has, as a tax on staff working in the NHS. Where there are proposals to introduce or increase parking charges we are keen to hear from members to organise campaigns against this.
We've also heard a lot about the lack of opportunities for training, CPD and advancement in the profession.
CSP workplace reps help thousands of members every year, supporting physiotherapy staff, representing their interests, and amplifying their voice at work.
We can help you set up workplace meetings to talk about your professional ambitions and support a team of members to deal with workplace issues.
Organising involves simple steps such as carrying out surveys of members' views, building a case to make an improvement in your workplace, and promoting it by creating messages and posters to engage colleagues in your efforts.
If you'd like to get active but don't feel ready to commit to being a rep, you may be interested to know that we've introduced a new role, the CSP workplace contact.
This means nominating yourself to be a point of contact for the CSP, either alongside a steward or in a workplace that doesn’t have a rep.
Workplace contacts may carry out tasks such as sharing information, encouraging others to join the CSP or helping to arrange meetings. Please email Kevin and Siân if you are interested.
Similarly, if members would like a CSP trade union organiser to speak at a meeting in their workplace (to associate members only or to all of the local membership) then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also remember that where you have a local steward and/or safety representative, they are there to help where your job, working conditions or physiotherapy service are at risk. If you need to find out who your rep is, phone CSP Enquiries on 020 7306 6666 or email email@example.com.