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Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by chriszwinter1, Dec 18, 2011.
Do you mean controlled assessments?
no - sorry I meant compromise agreements.
I am not sure what you mean by your question - do you mean that only regional officers deal with CA's? If this is your question, I would say yes as they are paid to negotiate on your behalf, whereas a union rep in school is an unpaid representative, with some training but no real legal experience (unless of course they studied law!).
I had absolutely zero training when I was a school union rep- I had to double check everything I was giving advice on. I'm wary of school reps as a result!
hi FF - I meant do regional only get involved with CAs and nothing else for you?
Local secretaries or regional officials are your best bet.
But be very careful what you accept. Good luck, I hope it works out for you
Regional officialese should get involved wherever necessary, not just with CA's. I say 'should' as some unions/regional officers (as demonstrated in this forum) do not do the job as well as other unions. Talking from personal experience here now, I have contacted my union at regional level for many things over the years - maternity issues, grievance issues and of course, disciplinary issues - every time I have been supported very well. Hope my answer helps.
I think it depends on the union and where you are. I didn't have a school rep and my local rep IS my regional rep - cut backs and all that. Good luck.