Reps are the cornerstone of the trade union movement, how are we helping them to develop in their role? Our new TUC Organising Academy Award in Developing Reps seeks to give union staff the techniques and knowledge needed to encourage and develop new and existing reps, despite challenges they may face at work.
Becky Wright's Articles
Recently I saw a tweet where a campaign had been hailed as a success despite not having won the objective. This got me thinking. What do we class as a successful campaign and how many of our campaign work is ‘successful’?
With only three days to go before the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march, I thought I’d just put a few thoughts down on what may come next. How are we using actions like this to help build a sustainable union movement?
That’s a question I’m often asked, and with the introduction of Strategic Campaigns training as part of the new Organising Academy programme, I thought I’d take some time to answer that question in a video: If you’d like to know more, check out the new Strategic Campaigns course in the Organising Academy Training brochure (web)
It’s been nearly five months in the making but I am pleased to say that we are able to release the TUC’s Organising Academy brochure for 2014-15! Alongside our existing courses, union staff will also be able to access three new short courses.
Professional development. Often overlooked due to casework deadlines, campaign actions and the general day to day work of being a union officer. But it is important for union officers to continue professional development as part of building union capacity.
I’m sure that there will be many blog posts around talking about the cabinet reshuffle, this post is actually going to be one of the many on the World Cup. Organising and the World Cup. Or rather, how I seem to have ended up organising and running campaigns a bit like the German Football League.…