Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Casework Update

Yvonne Aburrow is the new Branch Casework Co-ordinator, and worked in that capacity for 5 years at the University of Bath UCU branch. She will be responsible for workload allocation of cases among stewards, organising support for any issues arising, and maintaining a list of caseworkers and cases.

We currently have two vacancies for stewards, and would love to see more people getting involved. Accompanying members to meetings with management can be very empowering and gives you the satisfaction of helping with issues ‘at the coalface’. You will also receive training in how to handle casework, and can develop many useful transferable skills. If you would like an informal chat about what’s involved in this or any other union role, with no commitment, please email k.good@unison.co.uk or unison@brookes.ac.uk.

We would also urge members to raise issues at the earliest time that a conflict arises, rather than leaving it until the last minute when conflict has escalated to the point of no return. It is always better to resolve things before they get out of hand.

So far this month we have dealt with two grievances, demand for repayment of an overpayment of salary, and a request for a change in hours. We are available for enquiries about any work-related issue. Please email unison@brookes.ac.uk


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