If you are thinking about joining UNISON read this!... (29/02/12)
Letter from a UNISON member...
I have 33 years unblemished service working in Sheffield Schools and have always been a member of UNISON. Sadly I have recently found myself under investigation which has led to disciplinary proceedings through a sheer misunderstanding.
Ever since my initial phone call to UNISON I have always felt supported and respected by all the staff there.
At times in the process I have felt confused, angry, degraded and saddened but Lisa Smith has always managed to keep me positive, motivated and strong so I have been able to keep going.
When I felt at my lowest, unable to speak to others Lisa was always there for me supporting and guiding me through complicated paperwork, meetings answering my questions and generally just being there for me at the end of the phone to reassure me and offer me kind words.
I can truly say I could not have got through this ordeal without UNISON’s help.
Thankfully the procedure is over for me now but I do, and always will feel for anyone going through similar circumstances, it really was horrid.
I would urge anyone who isn’t in a union to join UNISON and to those of you who wonder where your monthly subs go well I can only assume a small proportion of those go to the staff at UNISON who work tirelessly to support their members its worth every penny as you never know when you’ll need their services.
Thank you UNISON