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About the event

This one-day introductory course is aimed at Reps who want to reassure themselves about the most common issues members face in school.

The most common question Union Reps get asked by members is “Can they do that?” when management have done something. If you have ever worried about how you would cope if you or a colleague were summoned to discuss an absence from work, if the quality of your work and capability were questioned or you were told that your job was threatened by a restructure then the answer is on this course. 

You will:

  • meet other reps
  • build your confidence and develop a network of support
  • leave feeling empowered and confident to work with your colleagues in standing up for your rights

 You will also learn how to:

  • Understand the basics of teachers’ terms and conditions
  • Cut through policy jargon
  • Support your colleagues

This is the first part of this course and will focus on 'Supporting members through sickness absence and is free with lunch.' There will two further days on Capability and Redundancy/Restructure.

Across the UK in all areas of work trade union colleagues are standing up for their rights and expressing their agency at work. We are asking you to skill up, empower yourself and do the same.  

The course is free with lunch provided.