If you need help and are a member of UNISON Housing Associations Branch then you should first of all talk to your local union representative. If you do not know who this is call the branch office on 020 7697 4030 or you can call UNISON direct on 0845 355 0845.
Local stewards are there to represent you at work and help find the answers to your problems. They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising your workplace. If you have a problem, talk to your local steward. If they can't handle the problem on their own, they can talk to the branch Case Worker or other branch officers on your behalf.
If there is no UNISON steward in your workplace contact the branch office we will take down your details and arrange for advice. If you need representation then the branch Case Worker will assist you. However you must have four weeks paid up membership before the branch will provide representation or legal advice.
Anyone can face problem at work sometimes but if you are a member of UNISON, you don't have to face them alone. We can provide advice or representation on issues such as pay, flexible working, and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy.
If you have had an accident or injury at work then call UNISON'S Accident Help Line on 0845 355 0845 who will take down your details and refer you to a UNISON solicitor. Thompsons solicitors is the most experienced personal injury firm in the UK. As a UNISON member your family can also have free legal advice on personal injury claims.
UNISON members are entitled to free inital legal advice on non work related issues, to low cost conveyancing and a free will service just call UNISON Direct 0845 355 0845.
Your Rights at Work
UNISON has a telephone advice service for members from outside the European Union with issues regarding their work situation and immigration status. Call UNISON Direct on 0845 355 0845.
Now that cuts to services are on the agenda redundancies are in the news everyday. But even when times are better, redundancies still happen as housing associations reorganise. The TUC booklet "Facing Redudancy" sets out your rights.
Help and information
For additional help and information on problems at work see our links page.