This course is only available to UNISON members.

Dealing with Grievances and Disciplinaries with a focus on Sickness Absence

This two day course is a follow on to the Organising Stewards course and looks particularly at the how to support members involved in grievance and disciplinary processes.   Day One will covers the policy elements of grievance and disciplinary procedures, how to ensure you have all the facts and can make the best case for your member.  Day Two will deal particularly with Sickness Absence meetings including understanding processes around ill health retirement, defending members from unfair pressure to return to work and supporting those who do come back to work.  It will also explore supporting a member at a stressful time, tactics and pitfalls as well as sources of help.    If participants have already completed the Case Representation course, they can attend Day Two on Sickness Absence.   The tutor is Fidelma Carolan, Regional Organiser (Day One) and Ray Rafferty. RVH Branch (Day Two)


This course will also run on

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 November – UNISON Derry

Tutor: Fidelma Carolan & Ray Rafferty

Course Dates


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This course is no longer available for applications.