2 things- firstly- I was placed in a position where I had to raise concern about bullying and harassment at school and the union executive rep, did not seek to properly resolve the matter. I was then accused of misconduct and then accused of a further misconduct and then another misconduct - all within just two months of my initial complaint. I was later dismissed. The union supports a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal but will not review my initial complaint even though further strong evidence came to light that would clearly support it. Legal representation -under the terms of the union, will not permit me to produce my own witness statement. The grievance I sent to the school has neither been supported by the union of responded to by the school. I know people out there are wise to things. I do not understand why the union will not support my grievance and they refuse to answer any more questions about why this is so. It seems that I'm being silenced. Could it be that I am being silenced? Later events show that had the union acted with greater concern about my complaint, it could have helped many others at the school. The school reps do not seem willing to put their heads above the parapet!