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).