From the TUC

Updated skills anyone?

08 Dec 2009, By

The successful launch of the TUC/ Organising Academy partnership on Friday marks a new era for trade union organising.  Bringing into the already successful programme will be Ruskin’s “history of educating trade unionists to organise for social justice and social justice and mobility“  Audrey Mullander, Principal of Ruskin College in this months the learning rep (page 9)

Part of the programme being delivered through the partnership with Ruskin College is the Certificate in Organising, a 16 day programme for anyone who is employed by a union. 

We have enjoyed attendance from such a huge variety of union staff we thought it would be useful to use the blog to let you know the range :  full time officers approaching the end of their working lives, newly appointed officers and organisers, admin workers who want to move into an organising role, project workers who want to gain more skills to support their ULR projects…… the list is endless.

As Frances O’Grady said, “This partnership marks an opportunity to shape a new generation of skilled, educated and motivated trade unionists that will create stronger and more successful unions.”  Places are limited so it is really important to get any applications in a soon as possible, click on this link and get your form in by Thursday 17th December!