What Our Members Say About Us

93% of members who answered our survey felt that the UNISON Oxfordshire rep had influenced their case positively.  83% were ‘Very Satisfied’ with the UNISON Oxfordshire branch overall with a further 10% being ‘Satisfied.’ (Survey results August 2016). This is positive feedback we have received from our members in the Oxfordshire County UNISON branch following cases where we have represented members, we are grateful to them for taking the time and their kinds words:

I’m very glad to be a member of UNISON at this time and for your support.” – April 2017

Many, many thanks. – March 2017

I know that I could not have got through the various formal processes last year without your excellent support and advice. It was particularly gratifying to note that on my reference that there was no disciplinary on file which would mean that my appeal was fully upheld. Without your superb support I definitely would not have been able to challenge this thus negatively affecting my chance to gain other employment. – November 2016

Thank You for all you have done you are fab. – October 2016

“Thank you for your support, all the way through this mess with my employer.  From the initial contact I have felt that you understood and supported me throughout, you have given me good advice and explained possible down falls.” – October 2016

“Thank you so much again for the advice and support you have provided me. It’s truly appreciated.” – September 2016

“Thank you so much for all your support, I really do not know what would have happened or what I would have done without it” – September 2016

“A very BIG ‘thank you’ for all that you have done to reverse the original decision and enable me to stay in this job that I love so much.” – September 2016

“Thank you so much for your advice.” – September 2016

“Very pleased with UNISON, always ready to help.  Professional and quick to contact members, overall excellent service” – August 2016

“My rep was very helpful and supportive.”  – August 2016

“I just wanted to email you to say a huge big thank you for all your help, support and kindness.” – August 2016

“Thank you for your sound advice before, during and after by consolation meetings. Having the time before the meetings was especially important for me to talk through the options with you.”  – May 2016

“Thank you for everything you have done for me and my colleagues. You have been absolutely brilliant throughout and it has made everyone feel a lot more secure knowing that you have been with us through this.” – May 2016

“I wanted to thank you for all your help and support. It is massively appreciated! It has really shown a lot of people here how important it is to be part of a union and how great Unison is.” – April 2016

“You have been such a huge support. You have inspired, encouraged and lifted me when I felt I was losing my way.  You are a great listener and facilitator” – Mar 2016

It made a huge difference that you were there and both putting the arguments for me but also protecting me. I’ve always believed in the importance of unions, but if I didn’t, that would certainly have persuaded me! – Mar 2016

“More people should be encouraged to join their Union, my experience was a positive experience, and it was nice to know you had that support.” – Feb 2016

“I just want to thank you for your help.  It could have been very difficult on my own. I’m really happy that you are my rep. I have very good feedback” – Feb 2016

“Thanks again for all your help and support.  I think I would have been rubbish at defending myself as I hate confrontation and my mind goes blank even when I know my stuff!” – Jan 2016

“I am extremely grateful for the unwavering support I was provided with by my Unison rep who was very professional, very well informed on process and legal aspects and additionally completely understood the tactical aspects of the case in hand.”  – Jan 2016

“If my representative was not there, I would have got a worse judgement in my case” – Jan 2016

“I have already recommended my staff and a group of them have already joined, just from how my rep represented my case” – Jan 2016

“I do take this opportunity to thank you for all your support today. I do appreciate your presence and it meant a lot to me. Thank you so much once again.” – Dec 15

“I’d be so stuffed without your help and I’ll make sure others hear how essential membership really is!” – Nov 15

“In all our conversations you have provided me with such professional advice but with empathy and understanding” – Nov 2015

“I can’t tell you how grateful I am, when I left your office that’s the best I’ve felt in ages and I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to write to UNISON national to tell them.” – Oct 2015

“I appreciate that you are standing by the staff. Thanks a lot.” – Sept 15

“I do not know  how I could deal with the situation at my workplace without you. Many thanks” – Jul 15

If you have been represented by the Oxfordshire County UNISON branch and have any feedback for us we have a short survey, it takes no more than 5 minutes.   We feel this will benefit members across the board helping us to stop potential workplace issues before they become serious problems affecting your working life.   All surveys can be completed anonymously if you wish and the anonymised data is only available to the Oxfordshire County Branch.

Please note the page is password protected to ensure only those who have genuinely been represented can give feedback on that representation.  Email unison@oxfordshire.gov.uk for the password.

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