What does it say? I think you’ll find that this is quite a common practice.Markcuk - well my local union office is in the same office as the council so says it all really!!!
Yes you do have to accept it.Triggmiester - I think unions are a waste of time and money, why do I need someone in a room with me for a disciplinary should it arise, if I can't defend myself then there's something wrong. We had the GMB in recently trying to sign us up on the basis they are fighting for a national pay scheme for support staff, yet they could give no assurances that money wouldn't go down.
If i'm not a member of the union and they are negotiating on behalf of all support staff and my money would end up going down, do i have to accept it?
You don’t have to tell your employer as far as I know, but the temporary contract deal is a tricky one. Russ?CAM - Do you have to tell your employer and would it affect your chances for contract renewal for temporary contract staff if you do?
Just a cotton picking minute. Where does legal aid come from? Why the taxpayer of course. And who has done most to reduce this burden on the tax payer? That would be the Labour Party. Funding for legal aid has been drastically reduced in the past couple of years, so much so that lawyers and solicitors are refusing to sign up to the new T & C’s. There’ll be no one doing legal aid at this rate. Legal aid? Sounds like a handout to me.Farmerste - i always used to be in a union, but i dont see the point currently, and as for scare tactics about allegations from pupils, you are entitled to legal aid to defend yourself should it worry you.
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That same party then went on to massively change the funding model for schools so that less money was available. There's also the issue of successive education ministers denigrating the whole profession (anyone remember Keith Joseph?).
this is not to suggest in any way that this government hasn't got things wrong (they have!) but they certainly didn't start the rot - they just carried on with what the Conservative party started.
As far I know you do not need to tell anyone your union member even on a tempory contract
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# If you are not already in a union – join one. You have every right to do so. You do not have to tell your employers, but if they find out, it is illegal for them to sack you or to cause you detriment. The union will listen to you and ensure you have the best advice. The union can give you free legal advice, support you, put you in touch with support groups and approach the employer on your behalf.
Its probably advisable to be in a union in this working enviroment but as for unions in general I personally don't belive in them. Although my mom works in HR and she's always gonna be my first line of defence during any kind of indutsrial action.
labour, lightening the load for the tx payer -LOL
come on this government has done nothing for the ordinary working man/women, who they are supposed to represent.
all they have done is:-
increase un-necessary red tape in all areas
turn everyone into a criminal
make no-one responsible for their own actions
destroy discipline in schools
betray everyone who voted them 'in' in the first place
turn the country into 'land of the do -gooder'
10+ years of destruction of society, and replaced with their 'government' model of administration, which never worked anywhere else.
Democracy is what matters, and this government has done nothing to improve it. Just face it they have LIED about everything, from iraq to campaign policies.
the only thing they have done well is betrayal.
good job i'm simple and dont let it get to me
let's face it... all the parties are crap and are just gonna do a bad a job as anyone else!
farmerste (19th March 2008)
The government of whatever colour will always be able to get away with things if the people just shrug and say 'oh well'. This seems to happen a great deal now and if we don't sort it out we will sleepwalk to disaster
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