Monday, October 24, 2016
UNISON Disciplinary Procedures
I have today had cause to reflect upon UNISON’s disciplinary procedures as they apply to lay members.
I have been interviewed, courteously and appropriately, by colleagues involved in an investigation into matters about which I blogged awhile ago.
I do not wish recklessly or carelessly to comment upon a process about with which others, themselves involved in good faith, have requested my silence.
Nevertheless, having experience over many years of the political misuse of UNISON’s disciplinary procedures, I realise that there are circumstances in which it is inappropriate to accede to such requests.
The confidentiality of a disciplinary process is a duty owed by the organisation to the individual. The individual has the right to waive that confidentiality.
And so I may,