Testimonials from members

UNISON aims to be your friend at work.  Here is what some of our members have to say about the support we offer.

“I want to thank you for offering me such friendly and efficient support over my problems with my employer and finally helping me to get the redundancy package I wanted.  I really appreciated your support at such a difficult time when I would have struggled on my own against management.”

“Well it took a long time but we did it!  What a brilliant outcome for me which will make such a difference to my last few years at SHU.  I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the hard work you have put in and the fantastic support you have given me.  I really don’t think this would have happened without you.”

“At a time when I did not know who to turn to for support at work my partner suggested contacting UNISON.  I did so and was very pleased I did.  I found my union rep to be supportive and informative.  She made me feel I had someone to talk to about confidential work issues and helped me feel supported in my probationary review.  I was successful in keeping my job and have been given the opportunity to prove my worth.  Had I not contacted UNISON I would have felt considerably more alone in dealing with this situation.  Having a confidential, friendly and knowledgeable service to support me was a great help.  Thank you UNISON.”

“After a period of long-term illness I experienced some issues at work that caused me some distress and I felt compelled to seek help from UNISON. My assigned rep was on the case right away, taking on board all that was troubling me and then working hard to mediate between myself, my line managers and HR, leading to a satisfactory outcome for all.”

“I feel the support I have received from UNISON over recent months has been invaluable.  I have been supported immensely with workplace issues and have benefited from having an impartial sounding board.  Without this support I would have felt lost and alone and with the difficulties I have experienced this would have made my life much harder at work.  Having UNISON supporting me both in a pastoral and advisory capacity gave me the confidence and motivation I needed.  I feel everyone should join UNISON as you never know when you might need this help.”

“I would not have known where I was without the help and support I had from UNISON when faced with distressing allegations following an incident with other staff.  The representative who helped me was always friendly, supportive and professional, and helped me find my way and my confidence in preparing for meetings with management.  It was such a great help to be accompanied at meetings and have an impartial advocate.  I honestly don’t know what I’d have done if I hadn’t had this support.  I found it completely invaluable both as an employee and as a human being.”

“Genuinely I couldn’t have done it without you, you really helped me be brave.”