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Education & organising programme

Reps’ Introduction Course 

Purpose: 

  • To introduce the role of TSSA Reps, how we work together, and core activities. 

 
Objectives: 

  • To increase understanding of the trade union approach to tackling issues.   
  • To develop skills to begin to effectively address members’ concerns. 
  • To understand TSSA’s equality agenda and how this benefits all members. 

 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Understand the key functions of a trade union and the role and responsibilities of the rep.  
  • Know how to identify trade union issues in the workplace. 
  • Understand different means of handling members’ concerns 
  • Understand how TSSA functions and where to seek support and guidance. 
  • Understand equal opportunity as a trade union issue. 

 

Scheme of work: 

  • The course will involve a mix of online self-paced learning and zoom discussions 
  • The course will last 2 days. 
  • Links and resources will be available for reference.  
  • This course will provide a basis for further in-depth training around specific H&S issues and themes 

Communication Skills

Purpose: 

  • For all TSSA Reps. To explore different methods of communication with members and colleagues to ensure the union is visible and engaged. 

 
Objectives: 

  • To ensure TSSA is active and visible within the workplace.   
  • To establish clear lines of communication with the people we represent. 
  • To explore techniques to better engage colleagues. 

 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Understand GDPR compliant means of maintaining accurate data.  
  • Know how to communicate with colleagues using a variety of means. 
  • Know how to effectively use communication facilities provided by employers. 
  • Be confident in speaking with members and colleagues about issues at work. 
  • Understand how to challenge and be challenged in difficult circumstances. 

 

Scheme of work: 

  • The course will involve a mix of online self-paced learning and zoom discussions 
  • The course will last 2 days. 
  • Links and resources will be available for reference.  
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Union reps core training programme

Union Reps Core Training Programme - 2022

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