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TSSA Education: Industrial Relations Next Steps

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This two-day course will introduce the specific role of a TSSA Industrial Relations (IR) Rep, key skills and knowledge.


  • To increase understanding of the trade union approach to industrial relations.  
  • To develop skills to engage members and potential members.
  • To play a key role in improving members’ lives at work.

Learning outcomes:

  • Know the role and functions of a trade union representative.
  • Understand the basics of UK employment law.
  • Know how your recognition agreement works and how to use it..
  • Know the trade union approach to tackling issues at work.
  • Be able to inform and involve members around workplace issues.
  • Be confident in representing members individually and collectively.
  • Understand ways in which our trade union organises collectively.

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 issues and themes.
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