Are you currently or have you ever been a member of a trade union ?
If you answered yes to Q1, were you asked to join?
Did you use your own initiative to join
Was there a local rep at your workplace to help you join
Did you have to call the union head office to join ?
Have you ever experienced a problem at work ?
If you answered yes to the last question, please provide details
For example, disciplinary, discrimination, sickness absence, harassment, bullying, bad workplace practices
Did you ask your union for advice or representation?
Did the union refuse to help or advise you?
If you answered yes to the previous question please provide more details below
Did a union tell you that you have not been a member long enough to qualify for help?
If you answered yes to the previous question were you ever asked to join before you contacted the union yourself ?
Do you feel that the union let you down because of inadequate advice or representation?
If you answered yes to the previous question please provide more info
Has your employer subjected you to unfair disciplinary action?
Did you receive a disciplinary penalty or were you dismissed
We're you satisfied with the union input?
Have you been discriminated against, bullied or harassed at work because of age, race and / or religion?
Did the union have a good understanding of race or age discrimination
Has your union ever sided, unfairly in your view , with your employer against you?
Do you feel the union treated you differently from other workers , in a negative way?
If you are happy with the union representation you have received please provide further details
E.g how did they help, what did they do well, was there a positive outcome as a result
If you are unhappy with the union please explain why
e.g discriminated against, union was hostile or dismissive, did not give good advice
Have you ever had to get advice or representation from elsewhere because your union let you down ?
Would your experiences put you off joining a union or going to them for help in the future?
Are you interested in becoming a union rep / more actively involved in unions?
Have you ever been discouraged by a union from becoming more involved ?
Did the union try to pigeon hole you into being an equality rep ?
Please provide any other info about your experiences with unions, good or bad
If you feel comfortable doing so, please provide the name of the union (s) and industry / area of work
If there was a trade union specifically for black workers would you join it?
Would like to stay in touch by joining the BARAC mailing list? If so please provide your contact details