General Chat Thread, IT Union in General; I'm Voice, hasn't stopped Unison trying to poach me though. "We hope you are enjoying your new job" yeah 9 ...
8th February 2013, 08:43 AM #16
I'm Voice, hasn't stopped Unison trying to poach me though. "We hope you are enjoying your new job" yeah 9 months too late...
8th February 2013, 08:49 AM #17
I'm with GMB and in the same boat, haven't needed to use them as yet. We'll see how they perform with this Single Status!!
Originally Posted by rich_tech
8th February 2013, 08:51 AM #18
That's harrassment you should complain to your union.
Originally Posted by CAM
8th February 2013, 08:55 AM #19
Thats happened to someone I know(about 5 years ago), They didnt make it public at the time due to various reasons but we were talking about various things last night and joining a union was one of them. Luckily they were cleared of all wrong doing as the child had made it up.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
8th February 2013, 09:07 AM #20
I've always debated joining a Union. I was a member of a teaching Union when I did my PGCE but then I moved into the Private sector and they don't really go in for Unions much so it's very hard to get access to a Union representative. That being said, Unions are excellent for supporting you through disciplinary action and other contract-related issues so I do think union membership is valuable. If you are in the public sector Union membership is vital and if you work in schools in any capacity Union membership ought to be mandatory for reasons highlighted by @laserblazer and @hardtailstar
8th February 2013, 09:11 AM #21
- Rep Power
Another vote for Voice here - can simply email them a question and get a detailed response.
8th February 2013, 09:14 AM #22
[Off-topic]Those sort of allegations stick, though. [If it's what I think it is.] Even when it comes out that it's all made up, people still have it in the back of their mind.[/Off-topic]
Originally Posted by hardtailstar
8th February 2013, 09:15 AM #23
Another Voice member here: a lot of our support staff are.
8th February 2013, 10:06 AM #24
It wasnt that serious, it was alleged she hit the child.
Originally Posted by X-13
8th February 2013, 10:17 AM #25
We've had that, even though it was confirmed false [because they wanted to be in a different class...], people are sticking to "no smoke without fire"...
Originally Posted by hardtailstar
And there was no comeback on the pupil.
9th February 2013, 11:19 PM #26
I appreciate the advice everyone, I will look into the ones suggested.
Should probably have joined a long time ago, surprised it's not a compulsory really.
10th February 2013, 08:17 AM #27
11th February 2013, 10:11 AM #28
I abandoned UNISON because I was sick of the hypocritical nature of their boss. Every glossy magazine was nothing more than photos of strikers and comparisons between a public sector worker's pension to that of David Cameron or a big private sector corporate boss, when all the time he was securing a big pay rise for himself that he diverted to his pension.
He was recently criticising the MPs for wanting a pay rise, when he himself has a nice big salary many times that of the people he represents.
Dave Prentis is a Tax Hypocrite - Guy Fawkes' blog
11th February 2013, 11:07 AM #29
ATL here. Haven't had much to do with them, thankfully, but they have been helpful on the few occasions I've spoken to them, and were brilliant when Mrs Enjay (a teacher) needed help.
11th February 2013, 11:46 AM #30
I've just started clicking through on Voice's website to see what it costs, and saw it say that I could get a tax rebate on my premium. Anyone know anything about this?
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