TUC: unionlearn:

Learning & Organising

This course will help reps:

  • examine the current situation in their workplace and identify some of the environmental factors that impact on the learning and organising agenda
  • enhance knowledge and understanding of the link between learning and organising
  • develop a coherent approach to integrating organising into learning activities
  • analyse the characteristics that underpin successful and robust learning and organising initiatives
  • examine the way in which learning can be used to raise the union profile at the workplace
  • identify how to use the learning agenda to make unions more attractive to non-members and rejuvenate existing members
  • examine the role reps can play in strengthening workplace organisation and the recruitment of new members
  • formulate an action plan to develop and strengthen workplace learning projects to maximise opportunities for union growth and renewal.

Sample 3-day programme

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Day 1
  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Personal aims
  • Setting the scene
  • Examining the union & workplace environment
  • Union strength through the learning agenda.
  • The link between learning & organising
Day 2 Mapping activity Mapping report backs Developing ULR’s to lead the learning & organising agenda Learning & organising case studies
Day 3 Celebrate learning success Overcoming the challenges Action planning – the way forward Course review
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3 Responses to TUC: unionlearn:

  1. Dave Quigley says:

    It seems a good comprehensive course.
    Where do we go from here?

  2. rtuc says:

    IOWTUC Secretary needs to speak to SERTUC about the possibilities of organising sessions on the Isle of Wight. We need to consider how to adapt the course in order to make it attractive by examining the current problems of the workplace locally. The TUC and the unions need to cover the costs and consider what time of the week it is organised for. Most of all, in light of the Trades Union Bill becoming an Act, what issues and difficulties will Trades Unionists need to know so that we ensure that it is imperative to attend. What can we do to ensure attendance?

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