This course is designed for union representatives who have already completed the TUC Stage 1 Union Representatives Course or its equivalent, and who have had subsequent experience as an elected union rep.
Health and Safety at work is always a major issue for all employees. Work places that have trade union health and safety reps have a significantly lower rate of accidents. If you are a newly appointed safety rep, this is the course for you.
To be able to work effectively as ULR you need to build a broad knowledge and understanding of education and training matters. Equally, if not more important, is a good understanding of how the union works and your workplace context.
This course is designed for experienced trade union representatives – the key link between the workplace and the wider union. It is intended to help engage with the development and practice of employment law, and to develop attitudes and skills needed for higher level study or activism.
Cancer is a workplace issue. It now affects one in three people, and each year in the UK there are approximately 90,000 people of working age who receive a cancer diagnosis. The chances are that people in your business will be affected - either directly through being ill themselves or through a close relative having the disease.
The Equality rep training is a new course for an exciting new role. The equality rep is a lay official who will be looking at equality issues in the workplace and how to deal with them. They will work with workplace and branch officials to promote equality with the employer and union members. This could include looking at issues such as flexible working, absence management, discriminatory practices, equal pay and equality impact assessments. The TUC, Unite, Unison, PCS and NUT have projects to develop this new union role.