From time to time branches may consider taking disciplinary action against a member of the union. This is a serious step for any branch to initiate and there are certain rules that must be observed by branches in those circumstances.

I would, in particular, wish to draw your attention to the Guidance on Procedures for Disciplining NIPSA Members on Page 43 to 45 of the NIPSA Rule Book and checklist of main steps that must be followed on pages 46 to 47 (see attached).

I would wish to point out it is essential that branches ensure that there is full adherence to the guidance set out in paragraphs 1 to 23 of the Guidance on Procedures for Disciplining NIPSA members. It is vitally important that all NIPSA branches follow the guidance as set out in the NIPSA Rulebook.

If any branch has any specific query they can seek advice on these rules before initiating any action of this nature.

Alison Millar
General Secretary