+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 35
General Chat Thread, Which Union, if any, do you belong to? in General; Just wondering how IT support staff are represented throughout our sector?...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Which Union, if any, do you belong to?

    Just wondering how IT support staff are represented throughout our sector?

  2. #2
    SteveBentley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,439
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 263 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    72
    Unison, as they're the only union that is recognised.

  3. #3

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,726
    Thank Post
    667
    Thanked 1,638 Times in 1,463 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    GMB here, in Norfolk Unison and GMB appear to be the main ones for non teaching staff that are recognised by the LEA.

    Ben

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Unison, as they're the only union that is recognised.
    Recognised by whom? the school, the LA, the sector?

  5. Thanks to woodie from:

    laserblazer (7th November 2011)

  6. #5

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,187
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 775 Times in 585 Posts
    Rep Power
    336
    Was in Unison, left and joined The Voice, been very happy with them.
    Unison are driven very much by central policy, they really didn't seem bothered about helping the individual, only interested in driving through their agenda whether that was in the interests of the members or not.
    A union doesn't need to be recognised to be of help to you, in fact having some distance seems to work better tbh.

  7. #6

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,187
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 775 Times in 585 Posts
    Rep Power
    336
    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    Recognised by whom? the school, the LA, the sector?
    Unions tend to operate in particular sectors. They can be formally recognised by the employer, whether that is the school or the LEA for involvement in things like pay negotiations.

  8. #7
    SteveBentley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,439
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 263 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    72
    I'm in HE so it's a little bit different to schools, but the Uni I work for only recognises Unison and the lecturers' union, so that's my choice.

    Trade union recognition : Directgov - Employment explains what union recognition is all about, but AIUI if a certain proportion of staff join a union they have to involve it in negotiations.

  9. #8

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,389
    Thank Post
    1,403
    Thanked 2,422 Times in 1,699 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Voice here, too

  10. #9
    Butters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    534
    Thank Post
    15
    Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    How much do Voice charge as seemingly Unison would like quite a large percentage of my wage to be a member.

  11. #10
    gshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,662
    Thank Post
    166
    Thanked 220 Times in 203 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    Nope, never felt the need to be part of one and for the price they charge for membership I'm very dubious... as always the bosses seem to do quite well out of the workers' fees who don't see a great lot in return...

  12. #11

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,187
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 775 Times in 585 Posts
    Rep Power
    336
    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    How much do Voice charge as seemingly Unison would like quite a large percentage of my wage to be a member.
    Childcare & Support Staff Annual Membership Rates 2011 :: Voice The Union

  13. #12

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,986
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 379 Times in 289 Posts
    Rep Power
    160
    ATL, but no idea if they are any use when the fertilizer gets into the ventilation...

  14. #13

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,986
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 1,300 Times in 890 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1131
    Reluctant Unison member here.

    Reasons for membership are complicated.

    Suffice to say that I am not happy with what the have been able to do for me thus far.

  15. #14

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,389
    Thank Post
    1,403
    Thanked 2,422 Times in 1,699 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    How much do Voice charge as seemingly Unison would like quite a large percentage of my wage to be a member.
    Don't forget that you can claim tax back on your memberships costs

  16. #15

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,950
    Thank Post
    1,345
    Thanked 1,799 Times in 1,117 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    597
    Once I became manglement I joined ASCL. I wasn't in a union before that as in each school there was no rep and the area reps just did not respond to enquiries I made about joining, benefits, local meetings, etc. They only ever said "Visit the website" which gave me *lots* of confidence about how well they would support me if I needed them!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How do you like to keep cool during these hot spells?
    By ninjabeaver in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 28th July 2013, 10:03 PM
  2. Which secure wireless vendor do you use
    By plexer in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 23rd January 2007, 07:16 PM
  3. Do you want to know about Learning Gateway, Class Server etc
    By tosca925 in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12th May 2006, 04:44 PM
  4. what do you think to these utils ?
    By mac_shinobi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 3rd February 2006, 07:56 PM
  5. What do you reckon to this job ??
    By mac_shinobi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28th January 2006, 04:11 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •