Get involved

By getting involved in your union, you can shape union policy, play a key role in campaigning, and work with colleagues to resolve issues in your workplace. Becoming a rep is not the only way; there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in your union, locally and nationally. 

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NEU members are eligible to stand for election as officers of the Union, members of the executive or members of the annual and special conferences of the Union.

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Our reps are the heart of the NEU – the largest education union in Europe. The role of a workplace rep is really rewarding and many of the skills you will develop are transferable to your professional life.



The NEU’s strength comes from having a strong, active, and engaged membership in workplaces up and down the country. No union can exist without its members. And no union can take its membership for granted.

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NEU networks

Join one of our member-led national organising forums or networks to make your voice heard within your union.

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