Whether in a school, college or elsewhere in the education service, the role of the workplace representative (rep) is a vital one for the National Education Union. Our reps help us build the union and support our members.

Whatever the scope of your role - from ensuring posters, advice and guidance are displayed on the staff noticeboard, through to liaising directly with the head teacher or principal - we could not function without you.

NEU reps guide

This guide aims to set out some of the rights and responsibilities and activities a workplace rep can get involved in.

Already a rep?

See these instructions on how to find the details of NEU members in your workplace
  • Page Female teacher speaking to male teacher
    What does a workplace rep do?

    The role of a National Education Union workplace rep is really rewarding and many of the skills you will develop are transferable to your professional life. And the role is flexible – you decide how much time you put in. Any contribution towards building your union is greatly appreciated.

  • Colleen Johnson, Disabled Memebrs Conference
    Reps training

    Whether you're a Workplace, Health and Safety, or Union Learning rep, we have developed a comprehensive support and development programme which enables reps to progressively build their skills an