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Coronavirus - reps

Guide for National Education Union workplace representatives and how to support your members during coronavirus outbreak.

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NEU NI Reps Training

NEU Northern Ireland (in partnership with INTO & UTU) also offer a series of training courses each year in both Belfast and Derry.

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Workplace reps

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.

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Reps Briefing - North West region

The briefing will focus on developments in equality and discrimination law, including types of discrimination, knowing how to identify discrimination and steps to challenge it. 

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Reps negotiating - North West region

This one-day course aims to give reps an underpinning knowledge of negotiation theory and an opportunity to develop and improve their skills and confidence in negotiating in the workplace.

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Reps negotiating - South West region

This one-day course aims to give reps an underpinning knowledge of negotiation theory and an opportunity to develop and improve their skills and confidence in negotiating in the workplace.

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Reps Foundation - South West region

Reps Foundation is a three-day course for newly elected reps or those who have not previously attended training. Please note! You must sign up to all 3 days! You have the legal right to reasonable paid time off to attend training in your new workplace rep role. Any problems with this please contact your Regional/Wales office.

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Reps Foundation - Wales

Reps Foundation is a three-day course for newly elected reps or those who have not previously attended training. Please note! You must sign up to all 3 days! You have the legal right to reasonable paid time off to attend training in your new workplace rep role. Any problems with this please contact your Regional/Wales office.

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Reps negotiating - East Midlands region

This one-day course aims to give reps an underpinning knowledge of negotiation theory and an opportunity to develop and improve their skills and confidence in negotiating in the workplace.

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Reps negotiating - Eastern region

This one-day course aims to give reps an underpinning knowledge of negotiation theory and an opportunity to develop and improve their skills and confidence in negotiating in the workplace.

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Reps negotiating - Northern region

This one-day course aims to give reps an underpinning knowledge of negotiation theory and an opportunity to develop and improve their skills and confidence in negotiating in the workplace.

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Reps Foundation - London region

Reps Foundation is a three-day course for newly elected reps or those who have not previously attended training. Please note! You must sign up to all 3 days! You have the legal right to reasonable paid time off to attend training in your new workplace rep role. Any problems with this please contact your Regional/Wales office.

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Reps Foundation - North West region

Reps Foundation is a three-day course for newly elected reps or those who have not previously attended training. Please note! You must sign up to all 3 days! You have the legal right to reasonable paid time off to attend training in your new workplace rep role. Any problems with this please contact your Regional/Wales office.

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Reps

Our reps are the heart of the NEU – the largest education union in Europe.

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Workplace reps

The role of a rep is really rewarding and many of the skills you will develop are transferable to your professional life.

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Become a rep

The more workplace based reps we have, the stronger the National Education Union will be. Why not become a rep in your school or college?

Advice

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Photographic policies

NEU Guidance for Members, Reps and Local Officers around the development and implementation of photograpic policies in schools

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The role of the safety rep

Safety representatives play a vital role in promoting safety in the workplace. This briefing covers the appointment of safety reps and their rights and functions.

Health and safety procedures Advice
School safety committees

This briefing sets out the objectives and benefits of safety committees, in addition to advice and guidance on their composition, inception, and remit.

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Safety inspections

This briefing advises safety reps on the steps to be taken in arranging and carrying out safety inspections and preparing inspection reports

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Managing Health and Safety

This briefing considers the management of health and safety in schools and colleges and the respective roles of the employer, governing body, head teacher and other staff of the school.

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Health and Safety Legal Framework

This NEU briefing tells you about the framework of health and safety law - in particular about the legal duties placed on employees, employers and others by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and about other sources of health and safety law.

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Menopause guide and checklist for reps

The menopause is an occupational health issue for women educators, as well as being an equality issue. It is important that schools and colleges are suitable workplaces for menopausal women. The purpose of this guide and checklist for reps is to signpost you to advice, and to support you in improving workplace conditions for menopausal women.

Blog

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Rep stories - Out of my depth

“I’ve told the college you’ll accompany me to the meeting, as my union rep.” “Great! I’ll be there. But first… I need to get some advice!”

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Event

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School reps

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

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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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Induction course for new school reps (SR1)

This is a one-day induction course for all new NEU School representatives and will provide initial training on the role and responsibilities of the rep as well as an update on current issues.

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Reps Advanced - Wales

Reps Advanced is a three-day course which builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained during the Reps Foundation course.

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