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    Can someone tell me [ or point me in the relevant direction or thread ] regarding a good union I can join please.

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    Re: Union

    You can try this link
    for my own part, I've gone with the majority of faculty technicians and joined Unison.
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    Re: Union

    Thanks for that - looks like I'll be joining Unison...

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    Re: Union

    yeah, I did after reading that thread and the BSF that spuffmonkey referred to

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    Does it make a difference that I work in a private school but Unison is a public service Union ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Does it make a difference that I work in a private school but Unison is a public service Union ?
    I should think that it probably does make a difference, in that BSF & P4S won't affect you because it's aimed at LEA schools, and not, I'm assuming, fee paying institutions. Can someone correct me on this if I'm wrong?

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    Re: Union

    I'm with PAtT - Professionals Allied to Teaching - which is the Support Staff branch of Professional Association of Teachers. I did it basically for the indemnity protection on the strong recommendation of tutors and friends.

    It's worth bearing in mind that they're non-party affiliated and non-TUC affiliated and don't strike. So they're not a 'Union' in the traditional sense of the word. Depends on your feelings and politics which way your prefer I guess.

    PAtT worked out cheaper than Unison, too, if that's a consideration.

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    Thanks for the info - not sure what one to join now !!
    I shall have to investigate a little more - thanks for the link to PAtT.

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    Re: Union

    Anyone a member of Amicus ?
    If so - comments ?



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