Who runs WRS?
Message 10th December 2018
Page in development - completion in late December 2018.
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How can WRS support me?
We can provide you with six levels of support:
- Once you get in touch, we will first provide you with a free initial consultation. This will involve evaluating your representation needs, discussing how best to construct your case, what you need to do to prepare, and your prospects of success. We will also provide an estimate of WRS's costs if you want to progress with our support.
- If you are submitting a grievance (or similar) complaint, we can guide you with what to write in your complaint letter. Or your Appeal Letter if you have had an unsatisfactory outcome to an earlier disciplinary or grievance hearing.
- Produce a detailed and persuasive Written Statement for you. How well-written and professional this is will be critical to how successful you are achieving the outcome you are seeking.
- Arrange for you to be accompanied at any Formal Meetings by an exceptionally experienced and professional representative of a trade union, who will present your case in by far the most effective and compelling way.
- Negotiate a Settlement Agreement for you if you have a strong case and your employer wants to avoid the time and cost of legal proceedings.
- Provide you with guidance and support if you eventually need to take your case to employment tribunal.
Depending on your representation needs, you may want to use all, or just some, of these services.
How much will it cost?
We will be absolutely transparent about our representation costs during your initial free consultation.
A realistic indication of our costs is only possible once we understand the nature and complexity of your case.
You should bear in mind that if you were already a union member, you would be typically paying between £160 and £270 a year in membership subscriptions to insure against the need for representation. And this only on the off-chance of needing representation at most a handful of times across your entire career.
Who will accompany me to meetings?
It will be a representative of a trade union.
We can guarantee that the person concerned will be a highly qualified and experienced professional, who has a long-established track-record of success.
Will I need to join the union?
You will for the duration of your representation.
However, there will be no additional union subscriptions as your membership will be covered by your WRS fees.
You can then choose to remain a member of the trade union if you wish, only beginning to pay monthly subscriptions six months after joining. Or you will be free to leave without any obligation to pay more.
During the six month period, you will be able to take advantage of all the union's services - other than those directly or indirectly connected to the matter WRS has been supporting you with.
Can you recommend a trade union for me to join?
We certainly can. Our partner union provides a fantastic service.
But bear in mind that union membership is like an insurance policy.
You will not be able to receive individual representation on any 'pre-existing conditions' that may have arisen before you started your paying membership.
In fact, many unions refuse representation with individual needs for the first three or six months after a new member joins a union.
That is why WRS's service is so unique - providing you with union representation on a 'pay when you need it' basis.