Course overview

TUC Union Reps Stage 1 City of Bristol College

Find out what it means to be a union rep, how to represent our members effectively and how to take up both collective and individual issues with your employer.

You will also think about the future and how to influence where it is taking you and those you represent.

The course helps union representatives to understand their role and responsibilities as a rep. They include working together with members and other union reps; talking to members and dealing with their problems; recruiting members and getting them involved in the union; meeting management to discuss a range of issues at work and keeping members informed about wider union concerns.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

What you'll learn

The course will help you to:
– Understand the job of the union rep in the workplace and the wider union
– Use and make agreements
– Represent members in discussions with employers
– Understand how grievances and disciplinaries are handled
– Understand rights at work
– Build confidence in your role and responsibilities as a union rep
– Develop the skills you need to be an effective rep

Course entry requirements

This course is for residents of England only. This course will be delivered by City of Bristol College.

Please be aware that funding restrictions in some areas may mean that a college cannot accept your application: if this is the case you will be notified which college to reapply to.

Please ensure that you have time off to attend this course and that you have notified the appropriate union branch official or officer that you intend to take the course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course will be delivered over 10 weeks online every Friday.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is for union reps so you will already be employed.

Additional costs

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

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