My union 'insurance policy'
If you’re thinking about joining Accord, don’t hesitate. Think of it as an insurance policy… no one wants to find themselves in a situation where you’d need to claim because it means something dreadful has happened. But if the worst does happen, you have that insurance in place.
After working all my adult life and only half a dozen years to go before retirement, I found myself plunged into a situation that I would never have imagined. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how strong you think you are or what moral stance you take or how unequivocally right you believe you are, you simply cannot take your employer on, on your own.
This is where your union ‘insurance policy’ comes in… they have years of experience dealing with large employers and they have your back all the way, down to what you can think, say or put in writing, the protocol, procedures and jargon. I would never have been able to afford the legal advice but I had my insurance policy and they were wonderful.
My situation was extremely stressful but the union was there for me every step of the way. Without the help and support from Accord I would never have got the outcome that I did.
I have since moved on to new pastures but my insurance policy will come with me. So in this world of constant complaints, on this I have no complaints at all and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Accord and all your union employees for all you did for me. A special thank you to Krisna for being the best union rep I could have asked for, his understanding, patience and knowledge and for being strong for me when I wasn’t.
Without members Accord will not have the strength or firepower to stand with you when you need them most so this goes out to ALL of you working… join Accord and stand strong together. A union is only as strong as its members so if you aren’t already a member, speaking from experience - don’t delay, join today!