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Workplace reps training

For every type of rep, we have a comprehensive support and development programme for you to build your skills and confidence in union work

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NEU NI Reps Training

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

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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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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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Rep and Officer Award

Every year, the NEU invites members to nominate an NEU Representative/Officer who they feel deserves to be recognised by the union for their hard work and commitment.

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

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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?


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Health and safety in independent schools

This briefing summarises the basic framework of health and safety law in the context of independent schools; and in particular the pivotal role played by NEU health and safety representatives in upholding safety standards in the workplace.

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Data protection for workplace reps

As a union representative (Rep) you are implicitly agreeing to abide by the Union’s responsibilities to data protection. This guide highlights the core of your responsibilities.

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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.

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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.


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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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