Every UNISON member has the right:
- to seek help on matters relating to their employment
- to be treated with respect and integrity
- to be helped by a UNISON representative
- to understand that no action or representation will be made on the member’s behalf without that member’s agreement
- to expect confidentiality unless otherwise agreed.
In the workplace, every UNISON member has the right:
- to seek advice about workplace problems, and representation as appropriate
- to receive help from UNISON to ensure their employer gives them a fair hearing.
In order to qualify for legal help you need to:
- Have been a UNISON member at least 4 weeks before realising you need legal help
- Be up-to-date with your membership subscriptions.
If you need help and advice about a problem please get in touch with us.
The UNISON SWAAHB branch office operates during office hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with as much detail as possible and Charlotte will allocate your case to a suitable member of the team.
UNISONdirect is the union’s contact centre for members, stewards, potential members and the general public. UNISONdirect can process straightforward queries on a range of issues including joining the union, information about UNISON, change of address or other detail, advice on personal injury, illness or accident. The helpline is open Monday-Friday 6am-midnight, Saturday 10am-4pm. Calls to 0800 0857 857 are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Alternatively you can fill in an online contact form:
UNISON SWAAHB: www.swaahb.co.uk/problem-at-work/
For criminal law assistance (where you are facing work-related criminal charges) in an emergency outside of UNISONdirect hours, call the UNISON 24-hour criminal helpline free on 0800 587 7530.