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The current government policy of the "Big Society" will heavily rely on volunteers in the local community.
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........