Be 'match ready' with Prospect!

“I never thought this would happen to me,” these are the words I often hear when members call to say their job is at risk or has been terminated. The reasons are varied and can affect anyone.  That’s why I’m writing to tell you about a new member benefit that will save you money, time and perhaps your job.  Sign up today and you can enjoy 3 free months membership of Prospect Union.

Who is on your team to help?

The IOG’s promise to our members is “serving you through the seasons” this includes through the ups and downs of life. If you are unfortunate to find your job at risk, the IOG will offer you practical advice and support. However, the IOG is not a union, we do our utmost to support our members but there are practical restrictions and legal limitations on what a membership organisation is able to do.

When your job is at risk, you must act quickly. You need to know your rights, your company’s policies and processes, your contract details, the next steps and how to respond.  All this when you are likely to be feeling vulnerable and shocked. Basically, you need a specialist - someone who can be in your corner; advice on options, legally represent you at work, in an employment tribunal or negotiate the best financial settlement for you.

“Without the support of my union, I would have found it difficult to resolve my situation without incurring the cost and stress of a decision potentially being determined at an employment tribunal. I would encourage all my grounds staff colleagues to join Prospect and the IOG to make sure you are professionally advised and represented when issues arise with your employment.”  

Ken Hare, former Southend United FC groundsman

Join now to enjoy your first 3 months membership of Prospect, FREE

Joining Prospect will ensure that you are ‘match ready’ and protected rather than exposed should you end up in a dispute situation. In fact, Prospect may be able to help you resolve issues before the situation escalates. The cost of union membership is proportional to the salary you earn and includes:

• Advice and representation through all the stages of a grievance/dismissal

• The cost of legal fees is covered

How to join Prospect?

• Simply email the IOG on membership@iog.org or call Lisa or Louise on 01908 312511 with your details, alternatively complete the attached application form and return direct to Prospect highlighting you are an IOG member.

• Alternatively contact Prospect directly by emailing juliet.weller@prospect.org.uk or calling 020 7902 6677, give your IOG membership number, say that you are an IOG member and would like your 3 months free. 

Ken Hare hoped he wouldn’t ever need the help of Prospect and the IOG in such circumstances, but when he did he was glad he had made some smart decision along the way. I encourage you to do the same – and give yourself some peace of mind, just in case it ever does “happen to you”.

Wishing you all the best through the seasons.

Tim Gray, Director of Business and Membership

P.S. This is a limited offer. Join today, because Prospect cannot help you if you ask to join after a dispute has started.