UVW is running a 2 part trade union rep training course taking place from 6pm-8pm on Wed 9th Sept for part 1 & Wed 16th Sept for part 2.
You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/oeHzoGUVCNeCtTH67
Being a good trade union rep is about so much more than just knowing the law. In fact, it often has very little to do with the law. That’s why these sessions will focus on the strategies behind representing workers based on years of experience, and whilst nothing but your own experience can fully arm you with all the ammunition you need in order to be able to offer workers the best possible support at work, these sessions will hopefully help you get started.
Some of the questions we will be covering over the 2 sessions of the rep training include:
1) Why do workers need a rep?
2) When can workers be represented?
3) What if there is no rep available?
4) Who can represent workers?
5) What can and can’t reps do and say?
6) What should and shouldn’t reps do and say?
7) Should you choose an informal or a formal approach?
8) Should you pursue an individual or a collective approach?
9) How can you manage expectations?
10) What can you do if:
– The worker is guilty?
– There is no evidence either way?
– The worker lies to you?
– The employer is being malicious?
– Two members summit grievances against each other?
– No laws have been broken?
11) When should you start legal proceedings?
12) What are some good tips and tricks when representing workers in grievance and disciplinary hearings?
13) Can cases lead to campaigns?
There will be plenty of opportunities for Q&As.