Accredited representatives are entitled to paid time off for training associated with their role. Time off for union duties is determined within the parameters of “what is reasonable”.  Provided reasonable notice is given, adequate leave should be granted for reps to attend training.

We are also exploring ways of working closer with other teaching unions on delivering training to our network of school based reps across Northern Ireland. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a rep, please email Alastair Donaghy

Reps can also access training opportunities through the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

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    Career learning rep

    This is a new course, designed to identify the learning needs of members in schools and promote learning in the workplace.

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    Health and safety rep

    This two-day course is suitable for NEU health and safety reps who have completed the induction course.

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    School reps

    This course is suitable for NEU reps who have completed the induction training for school reps.