Union meetings aside - and individual cases/discplinary/attendance meetings aside also - do any reps here have time allocated to actually interact with members, so that members are able to communicate any issues, and to discuss with them ongoing issues ?
Lets say that your members are spread over a wide geographical location and that comm.s are therefore impeded.
Seems to me that one of the
complaints from members, and causes for their disillusionment with the union, is that they aren't listened to/ have no voice. And that it is the statutory right of officially recognised union representatives to have time allocated to attend to their members. No good just being allowed time for a union meeting.
It certainly used to be the case that time was allocated to visit and engage with members, at least when I first started - but latterly that doesn't seem to be the case.
So I thought I'd ask on here first.
Whats your experience ?