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Winning with UNISON

‘You don’t have to accept something when an employer is in the wrong – you can challenge it and by standing together you can win’

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON support sees tribunal call for nurse to get her job back

Health board acted unfairly in dismissing nurse for short-term sickness absences when she was experiencing domestic abuse

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Problems at work: librarian’s career destroyed by heavy lifting

Health and safety failings to blame for library assistant’s chronic back pain

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Problems at work: chef wins compensation after fall at work

Chef left permanently injured after fall at work

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Legal Eagles

U met two of them, head of legal services Adam Creme and his colleague Shantha David, the legal officer who ran the five-year case […]

Article, Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Beating the Big C – cancer, and the council

For many people, working outdoors in the sun is a blessing. But for refuse loader David Lewis, living in the shadow of skin cancer, it became a curse

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Legal help – a members’ guide to UNISON legal services

A guide designed to inform members about the legal services they and their families may be entitled to and how to access them. Revised August 2018

Media on the UNISON National site.

Special needs teaching assistant receives compensation after student assault

“It was never about the compensation. I wanted to highlight the difficulties teaching assistants can face and prevent this from happening to others in similar circumstances. Hopefully […]

News on the UNISON South West site.

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Stress: helping branches help our members

The stress epidemic in public services is sadly an all-too-familiar story

Article on the UNISON National site.

Unfairly treated employees should not have to pay to seek justice, says UNISON

UNISON’s legal battle to give people at work the right to access justice – without having to pay expensive fees – when employers break the law goes to the Supreme Court today (Monday). The two-day hearing is the final stage of UNISON’s legal campaign against the introduction of employment tribunal fees, which began back in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Stress Claims Protocol – A Guide for UNISON

Guide to steer branches through the UNISON protocol when dealing with a stress claim from a member. This pack includes a factsheet for members, a checklist that branches must complete with members and a suggested letter template. Available as a pdf download. Very limited stock available only if you are unable to download.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Legal form stress claims

Before completing this form the member must have met the checklist criteria in Stress Claims Protocol (stock no 1926). This form can then be completed and sent to our lawyers who will consider whether the member has a personal injury work related stress claim. This is an A4 pdf that should be printed. Updated September 2018.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Time to end employment tribunal fees

Commenting on the Secretary of State for Justice’s decision to scrap the criminal courts charge, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “ Removing the criminal courts charge is right. I now call on Michael Gove to extend this move to employment tribunal fees. “Evidence shows that since tribunal fees were introduced, the number of employment […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Legal helpline for reps

A legal helpline is available for accredited UNISON stewards and lay officers who need urgent preliminary legal advice on employment matters. If the matter is not urgent, please contact your regional office as normal to get a referral for legal advice.

Page on the UNISON National site.