What a worker’s companion must be allowed to do

Dave Levy
2 min readDec 14, 2022
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I have been certified by the GMB as a “workers companion”. This role is defined in the Employee Relations Act 1999. Section 10 states that for meetings at which a sanction may be levied or at grievance hearings, the worker must be allowed to bring a companion who shall be an accredited trade union representative of the employee’s choice or a colleague/co-worker. Over the last week, there has been some…

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Dave Levy

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