Unions and restructure

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goteam Wed 10-Apr-19 17:36:19

I'm going through a restructure at work where we are all reapplying for jobs. I have been an active union member since joining 4 years ago. A colleague will be going for the sa e job as me and has been vocally anti Union in the past and resistant to staff sh manages being involved in union work. Since the restructure was announced she has joined and is now taking up almost all of the poor reps facility time. Is this ok? IT seems against the spirit of unions....

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goteam Wed 10-Apr-19 17:37:43

Sorry for typos

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flowery Wed 10-Apr-19 18:10:56

Whether it is “ok” is entirely up to the union/the rep. Many unions won’t help with pre-existing issues so wouldn’t offer support to someone who has joined for this purpose. But it’s up to them.

goteam Wed 10-Apr-19 20:37:20

Thanks Flowery. I'm not sure the rep knows they have only just joined as the union are v slow at updating records. There is a reliance on honesty from members. Wel, I guess I'll just have to accept it. Feels a bit like taking out home insurance after getting burgled but ho hum. I think I will join a different union!

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flowery Wed 10-Apr-19 21:17:11

I’m not sure why you’re bothered? Is the rep not providing you with reasonable support as a result or something? How is it affecting you negatively?

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