This course will provide ULRs with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in the new TUC ULR Stage 1, other initial ULR courses and in areas that are fundamental to their role. It is intended to replace many of the follow-on modules that existed in the previous ULR pathway and will provide ULRs with the opportunity to undertake an area of study relevant to their members learning needs.
This course is designed for experienced trade union representatives – the key link between the workplace and the wider union. It is intended to help students understand the early, present and potential role of trade unions, and to develop values and skills needed for higher level study or activism.
The TUC Certificate in Employment Law is designed for union representatives who have already completed the TUC Stage 1 Union Representatives Course or its union equivalent.
This is a practical training course, designed for trade union workplace reps. It approaches the law from this perspective and its principal concern is how knowledge of and confidence in using employment law can improve workplace bargaining. It is not aimed at legal professionals or the finer points of technical interpretation of the law.
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.
This course is designed for health and safety representatives who have already completed the TUC Health & Safety Stage 1 Course or its equivalent, and who have had subsequent experience as an elected health and safety rep.
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.
Unions have always been at the forefront for equality at work, whether through the struggle for equal pay, through tackling racism or working for equal access to learning and skills. This Diploma is designed to bring together all the threads of the equality agenda so that reps have a thorough grounding in union policy, best practice and equality law.
The Diploma is designed primarily for experienced trade union reps whose role would benefit from a wider understanding of equality issues. It is intended to help students understand the equality issues in the workplace, current equality legislation and how it can be applied to their own organization. The Diploma also develops values and skills needed for higher level study and activism.
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.
This course is ideal for trade union reps interested in understanding the issues of global poverty and how the trade union movement can improve people's working lives and play a crucial role in ensuring a decent life for all. It is especially suited for reps keen to engage their own members and workplaces to promote international trade union development