The WEA is running a one day briefing for all union reps, officers and members who want to get up to date with all the latest employment law changes brought in and planned by the Coalition Government.
The day will be a mix of information and also small group activities. Please see the attached leaflet for details about this course.
RMT’s guest speaker to deliver this year’s Charles Watkins’ Memorial Lecture will be Labour historian Francis Devine who will be talking on the 1913 Dublin Lockout. For more background information click here.
This promises to provide an interesting lecture and discussion following on from a series of events that will have taken place commemorating the centenary of the lockout.
This free event will be held at Unity House and refreshments will also be provided.
The Workers Educational Association has free courses available for trade union representatives.
Are you an industrial, health & safety, equalities or learning rep? If so the WEA has a course for you.
You can read about the upcoming courses here
My name is Anna Gichaga and I am a Union Learning Rep for the RMT Union on London Underground. This survey has been designed to collect learning information from our members and other workers on London Underground. Your assistance filling this out will help us to organise information, advice and guidance for all those interested in learning and with sufficient numbers will allow us to arrange a number of courses for all those keen to increase their skills and knowledge. The Time to Train legislation that came in has prompted this survey.
WEA in partnership with London Hazards Centre presents "Ramazzini versus the attack on health & safety" by PCS rep Dave Putson.
There will be a talk and book launch at this evening event.
Speakers (in addition to Dave Putson)
Tony O’Brien - Construction Safety Campaign
Simon Hester - Prospect Rep and HSE Inspector
Frank Morris - Blacklist Support Group
Ian Leahair - FBU - Executive Council (London Region member)
This is a meeting and networking event for safety representatives and campaigners at the WEA, Clifton Street, EC2A 4TP.
29th & 30th April 2013 10am – 4pm @ Learning Zone, 2nd Floor South Wing, 55 Broadway
Why not drop by to find out how to register for the Climbing Frame website and how it could help you achieve your goals?
The Climbing Frame is a FREE easy to use website for Union Learning Reps (ULRs) and Learners.
Learners often have aspirations, skills and experiences, which relate to all aspects of their lives; their current jobs, possible career routes and their personal situation. The Climbing Frame has been designed to support the interaction and transferability of skills and experience.
For more information about Union Learner Reps in London speak with your branch secretary or contact Sharon Allen.
Interested in becoming a Union Learning Representative?
"RMT takes education very seriously and we know how education empowers people to become activists, to move on in their careers and take control in their personal lives. The ULR role is vital in supporting members in the workplace to take up worthwhile, enjoyable and sometimes life changing learning opportunities." - Bob Crow, General Secretary.
What will the course help me to do?
The course will help you:
- Construct and format trade union newsletters, reports, flyers and posters, incorporating colour and graphics Use spread sheets to record and manage trade union data
- Develop engaging presentations to communicate information to members or employers
- Construct web-based surveys to gather information from union members
- Share files with colleagues for collaborative work
Who is the course for?
This course looks at the history of women in Britain organising in workplaces and communities for a
better life. Starting with the early beginnings of women’s self - organisation and continuing to the 21st century, we will consider major themes and whether women’s role in the labour movement has been ‘hidden from history’.
Tutor: Liz Leicester
Date: 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning 16th April 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP
Fee: £45 or free on proof of income related benefits
Course ID: C2416682
John Reid the London Transport Region Secretary writes this review on the pamphlet Unity is Strength - 100 Years Of The National Union Of Railwaymen by Alex Gordon. RMT members can pick up a copy for free from Unity House - for all others it is priced at £3 and available here.