Workplace Representation

Disciplinary
Disciplinary action is formal action taken against an employee by an employer. The AA’s Disciplinary Procedure states that a Disciplinary Hearing can be held at 3 different levels. The level of the hearing may be determined by natural progression (if the issue is ongoing, and has already been dealt with at level 1 of the process), or determined by the severity of the incident or behaviour which has led to the disciplinary hearing. When held at the highest level, disciplinary action can lead to dismissal, and at any level can result in an improvement notice – when the disciplinary is upheld. Equally the disciplinary may be thrown out.

According to UK law, employees have the right to be represented by a trade union official at any formal disciplinary hearing. The IDU provides support and representation for its members facing disciplinary procedures and work to ensure that the procedures that are in place are correctly and fairly applied and adhered to, and that any sanctions that are upheld, are done so justly. Where they are not, we will support you through the appeals process. We also look to ensure any improvement notices are reasonable and achievable.

As the recognised trade union for the AA, the IDU are involved in the detail of the AA’s policy and procedures, and are best position to ensure they are applied correctly. Support of this nature is usually provided by the representatives from within your local branch.

If you are an IDU member in need of support – contact your local representative directly. If you do not know who your local representative is – call our Head Office on 0844 800 4429

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Grievance
A grievance is a concern or a complaint raised and can be raised formally, within a structured procedure. The AA’s Grievance Procedure states that a Grievance Hearing can be held at 3 different levels. The level of the hearing may be determined by natural progression (if the issue is ongoing, and has already been dealt with at level 1 of the process), or determined by the severity of the incident or behaviour which has led to the grievance hearing. A grievance can either be upheld, or dismissed. Unlike a disciplinary hearing, a member of staff can be the subject of the grievance, or can take out a grievance against a colleague, a manager, or their employer.

According to UK law, employees have the right to be represented by a trade union official at any formal grievance hearing. The IDU provides support and representation for its members facing or initiating grievance procedures and work to ensure that the procedures that are in place are correctly and fairly applied and adhered to, and that any sanctions that are upheld, are done so justly. Where they are not, we will support you through the appeals process. We also look to ensure any improvement notices are reasonable and achievable.

As the recognised trade union for the AA, the IDU are involved in the detail of the AA’s policy and procedures, and are best position to ensure they are applied correctly. Support of this nature is usually provided by the representatives from within your local branch.

If you are an IDU member in need of support – contact your local representative directly. If you do not know who your local representative is – call our Head Office on 0844 800 4429

If you’re not a member – Join Here