From the TUC

Union Recognition and the Central Arbitration Committee

17 Mar 2009, By

Are you considering applying for union recognition with a new employer?

Are you interested in finding out how to use the statutory process to build union capacity?

Have you had to withdraw a previous application?

Then we have a course for you running on the 1 and 2 April 2009 in London

Despite the obvious concerns we have about industry and employment in the UK there remain somewhere in the region of 18million workers who are not a member of any trade union, nor do unions have relationships with their employers.  We still need to unionise these workers and ensure that basic employment standards are maintained in this time of recession.

One method for doing this is using the statutory CAC application route governed by ERA 1999 (and amendments)

A recent recognition success was achieved by members of PCS employed by the Security Industry Authority, and the campaign was led by an Organising Academy graduate, Kat Dyer.  Whilst Kat was delighted with the achievement, more importantly she believes that the 100% yes vote in the ballot will now lead to a meaningful relationship between the employer and PCS reps on site.

This Organising Academy Advanced course provides attendees with an overview of current trends in applications for recognition together with an update on the legislation. It will also give the opportunity to consider best practice when pursuing an application through the Central Arbitration Committee. Guest speakers include Hannah Reed, Senior Policy Officer, TUC and Simon Gouldstone, Director of Policy and Operations, CAC.

Delegates are invited to attend this 2 day Advanced Organising Course running from 10.30am on Wednesday 1 April 2009 through to 4.30pm on Thursday 2nd April 2009 at Congress House in London. Attendance is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

To find out more about the CAC then please visit their website www.cac.gov.uk, or read their most recent annual report http://www.cac.gov.uk/cac_2_annual_report/Final%20CAC%20Annual%20Report%2007-08.pdf

To secure your place then please email your details to [email protected]