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Support Volunteer Rights
Petition Background (Preamble):
Having been a senior volunteer for a national charity for some 30 years I recently, along with several other senior volunteers resigned over a major internal disagreement with the charities national headquarters chief & salaried staff.
On attempting to pursue a grievance it was refused, as I had left. Then on trying to raise a case for "Constructive Dismissal" we found we had absolutely no protection under any UK employment legislation as we were "only volunteers".
Charities have to adhere to all Health & Safety legislation it is time they also had to adhere to fair personnel practices........
The Support Volunteer Rights petition to David Cameron PM was written by Haydn E Ebbs and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: volunteers, employment protection, charity, charity workers, unfair treatment, dismissal, appeal, big society, community, unfair dismissal, volunteer rights