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    Longing for retirement. AmexRuislip's Avatar
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    Are unions still worth paying into?


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    I have been a member of the Unite union for several years.
    Have never used them, only joined as a couple option when my wife had difficulties with a certain bitch of a boss, and that's another story!!
    Anyway digressing, is the whole union thing still worth paying £10 a month?
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      Quote Originally Posted by AmexRuislip View Post
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      I have been a member of the Unite union for several years.
      Have never used them, only joined as a couple option when my wife had difficulties with a certain bitch of a boss, and that's another story!!
      Anyway digressing, is the whole union thing still worth paying £10 a month?
      NSC sages please do advise
      Unite are an utter waste of space. Useless when actually needed by their members, but very good at publicising their 'services' and representatives to keep the membership paying in, which in turn pays their over inflated wages, ad infinitum. Drain on their members and upon the public purse. IMHO of course
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      Imagine a world without unions ....
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      Quote Originally Posted by AmexRuislip View Post
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      I have been a member of the Unite union for several years.
      Have never used them, only joined as a couple option when my wife had difficulties with a certain bitch of a boss, and that's another story!!
      Anyway digressing, is the whole union thing still worth paying £10 a month?
      NSC sages please do advise
      Probably not worth the money these days. For better or worse, a busted flush. Not a good thing, but that's reality.
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      Imagine a world without unions ....
      Rather not. A company I worked for routinely flouted employment law and gave staff grief over matters they had no right to.

      It was when we involved a Union that they were forced to simply obey the law and honour staff contracts.
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      Very good thread I pay TSSA £23.92 a month and I have never really required their services.

      So I have always seen them as an insurance policy in case something bad happened, well it has to a certain extent as my company want to cap our pensions on salary and to be honest TSSA seem indifferent.

      Should I save this money or keep paying and I opted out to contributing to the labour party with the political levy around 20 odd years a go.
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      I have been a member of the Unite union for several years.
      Have never used them, only joined as a couple option when my wife had difficulties with a certain bitch of a boss, and that's another story!!
      Anyway digressing, is the whole union thing still worth paying £10 a month?
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      Yes.

      It was union involvement at one of my work places that ensured employment law was upheld and contracts were honoured. The union was crucial in defending workers at times. A number of internal practices were changed as a result of their involvement.
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      Twenty or so years of my working life were spent in the Civil Service. The Union was less useful than Kemy Agustien.
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      Very good thread I pay TSSA £23.92 a month and I have never really required their services.

      So I have always seen them as an insurance policy in case something bad happened, well it has to a certain extent as my company want to cap our pensions on salary and to be honest TSSA seem indifferent.

      Should I save this money or keep paying and I opted out to contributing to the labour party with the political levy around 20 odd years a go.
      I was with the GMB when I was in work (my company went insolvent). They were pretty proactive. It cost about £13 a month.
      'I've been forbidden from announcing anymore targets or deadlines'

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