MiP members get fast access to advice and information and representation on every aspect of their employment.
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Our experienced team of employment professionals provides one to one confidential advice and representation and fast access to legal services.
MiP also negotiates at local, regional and national level to achieve best practice in terms and conditions of service for our members, working in partnership to avoid conflict.
MiP speaks up for healthcare managers on pay. Click here to see MiP guidance on pay progression in England.
Click here to see MiP evidence to SSRB on very senior managers' pay Oct2013 and here for our evidence on market facing pay: MiP evidence to the SSRB on making pay more market-facing Mar2012
MiP specialises in supporting healthcare managers, so we are well-placed to achieve the best outcome for our members. Normally it is best to resolve disputes before they become formal complaints. Our team has built close, robust working relationships with health employers and we often find informal solutions to your problems. But if that fails, or if it is not appropriate, we provide strong, and effective direct representation through formal stages, right through to employment tribunal or the courts where necessary.
These are just some of the issues where MiP provides support:
Bullying and harassment
We are all entitled to be treated with dignity and respect by our employers and colleagues. MiP helps members who have been subject to bullying or harassment at work, or who are the subject of accusations. We support members drafting their statements and provide representation to achieve the best possible outcome.
Disciplinary and grievance
We provide expert advice and support to members in disciplinary proceedings, including cases of unfair dismissal, and support members taking grievances against employers, for example challenging changes to their job descriptions.
Equality and diversity
Although legislation makes discrimination unlawful, it is not user-friendly. MiP supports members with complaints such as race or disability discrimination, asserting maternity rights or pursuing equal pay claims.
Health and well-being
The workplace can have a major impact on our mental and physical health. MiP provides representation to help members achieve a good work life balance and resolve problems, for example dealing with work-related stress, long term sickness or ill health retirement.
Pay and grading
We help resolve problems about grading and pay rates under Agenda for Change and Very Senior Managers Pay, bonus and other additional payments and provide advice on pensions, for example on enhanced benefits.
MiP provides advice on pensions, for example on early retirement and enhanced benefits. We are also speaking up for fair pensions in discussions with ministers and officials. See the pensions page for details.
MiP helps members challenging unfair performance appraisals, including threats of dismissal on grounds of capability.
MiP provides collective and individual representation, including ensuring that consultations are properly carried out and that our members are treated fairly, for example making sure that the transfer of undertakings is carried out correctly.
MiP is there to help members faced with redundancy. We ensure the proper procedures are followed and represent members where they have not been treated fairly, for example selection for redundancy or finding suitable alternative employment.
If you need help
In the event of an employment issue arising, MiP members should contact the MiP national officer covering their area. Go to the OUR TEAM page for contact details, or telephone MiP Link on 0845 601 1144 .