NEED ADVICE? – Frequently Asked Questions

I have an issue – who should I contact?

You should contact your local workplace representative for any support, advice or representation needs that you may have. If you are unsure who your local representative is, or do not believe that there is a representative in your workplace then you should contact the branch.

What can UNISON do to help me?

UNISON undertakes to provide members with representation and advice for those experiencing issues at work. This might include providing you with advice about a disciplinary investigation and attending any formal meetings with you.

There are also a number of additional benefits that members are able to access.

I have a disciplinary, what should I do?

You should contact your local workplace representative immediately. If you are unsure who this is, or believe that you do not have one then you should contact the branch.

Before doing so, ensure you do the following:

  • Have all documentation ready to hand. This may include; formal letters from your employer, relevant correspondence, and any evidence relating to your case.
  • Write a summary of your case including all relevant information
  • Obtain a copy of the disciplinary procedure

When contacting your Steward or the Branch please ensure that you have the above ready to hand.

There is an issue with Health and Safety at work, what should I do?

You should contact your local workplace representative immediately. If you are unsure who this is, or believe that you do not have one then you should contact the branch.

When doing so, please ensure that you have all documentation relevant to the case to hand. The steward or branch employee reviewing your case will need as much relevant information as possible in order to effectively process your case.

Information on further help offered by UNISON is available here