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What does an Organising Academy Trainee do?

12 Mar 2010, By

is a question I get asked frequently.  Here’s an example of the sort of work our trainees get involved in (although I must point out non-compliance with H&S found in this clip!)

Meet the trainees!

06 Jan 2010, By

Following a really successful induction, this year’s trainees are starting to post up details about themselves and their ambitions for this year. Their aims for the year range from improving the image of union’s more broadly by demonstrating the value of union membership; building a strong and active membership; approaching membership increases in a structured way.  They also…

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Happy New Year!

04 Jan 2010, By

Another year begins and for a special group of people the end of 2009 meant packing, finding new homes and leaving jobs. Yes, the Organising Academy 12th intake begins today in Congress House. Over these 2 days we will be setting out the agenda for 2010 which is going to involve some unusual challenges such…

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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)…

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2010 Organising Academy

25 Nov 2009, By

The new year will bring around 15 new Organising Academy trainees working on placements in and around both the public and private sector.  Organising workers in areas like postal services, teaching, students, civil services and telecoms.  “But aren’t these areas already unionised?”  I hear you ask, the short answer being “Yes!”.  But even these areas which are historically unionised have…

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TUC Organising Academy and Ruskin Partnership Launch

24 Nov 2009, By

The TUC and Ruskin Council are pleased to invite you to attend the launch celebrating their new partnership at the Ruskin College site, Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HE on  Friday 4th December 2009 from 1pm.  All Organising Academy graduates are welcome to attend and join in the celebrations!  Please RSVP to [email protected]

Organising Academy and Leading Change Graduation 2009

06 Sep 2009, By

Photos from the celebrations earlier this week are available here, courtesy of Rod Leon.  The evening was hosted by the National Organising and Recruitment Team and presentations were made by Frances O’Grady, TUC (Deputy General Secretary) and Tony Burke, UNITE (Chair, Organising Academy Governing Board).  Over 60 people attended the event and although not all graduates were able…

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