My Union and I are fighting to keep me in work but for the past few years, two of them with FM, my attendance has got steadily worse. Work have done everything they have to in order to keep me working, and so have I, but I am one meeting away from a Stage 4 letter - the final warning, where it can be decided the length of time I have to prove myself - failing that my being fired! However, I don't know the best route to take should they make me an offer. How do I find out? I work as a teaching assistant and am paid by the local council. Someone has suggested Medical Retirement. Should I consider this? Who can I ask? And if I do end up unemployed where do I stand? Thanks for your help.