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Sickness Procedure


This information relates to NPTCBC staff only. If you are a member of our branch but work elsewhere, you will need to follow your employer“s own sickness policy.

The employee must also telephone their line manager, on the first day of sickness absence and on first day they are fit to resume work, if required to by the manager as per local sickness absence reporting arrangements.

Maximising Attendance at Work Policy

Unison STRONGLY recommends if you are asked to attend a sickness meeting that you take your rep in with you. 


  • You have a right to representation..... (It’s what you pay your fees for!)
  • Please don't be afraid to ask for advice and help.... (It’s what you pay your fees for!)
  • It is advisable, where possible, to keep your line manager informed of any changes in your personal/ health situation. They may be able to offer you advice/help.
  • Should you be asked in for a meeting (even an informal chat) let your workplace rep know or ring the Unison office as soon as you are asked. It gives time for the best person to be allocated to you for the meeting.