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This year's programme focuses on making organising more strategic and improving communications. Following on from our successful trial last year, we are continuing to provide a a dedicated award for union support staff that will enable them to contribute to the organising and campaign work undertaken by their unions.
21 August 2013
Unionlearn and the Northern TUC work together to provide a programme of short, informative courses and briefings covering a range of topics relevant to workers, workplaces and communities in the region. The 2013 Directory lists many of the briefings available by theme, along with a content description and any other...
03 May 2013
Increasingly new media is bringing new opportunities and avenues for unions to deliver their campaign message and offering new ways for unions to engage with members. For officers and media and communications staff and taking place over four days, this course looks at the role communications plays in campaigns, including...
12 July 2011
With increasing changes to ownership, restructuring of the public sector and the impact of globalisation on workplaces, this course gives officers, researchers and policy officers the skills and knowledge needed to continue to bargain effectively.
12 July 2011
Membership officers, admin support and other support roles all play a vital role in delivering on the organising agenda. For many reps and members, this may be the only contact they have with paid union staff. This course, over four days, gives support colleagues the skills and knowledge needed to...
12 July 2011
Focusing purely on the negotiations element of bargaining and organising, this short course for officers and organisers explores the methods and ideas needed to implement a successful collective bargaining strategy. Ideal for those who have already completed the Research for Collective Bargaining course.
12 July 2011
This course is for officers and organisers who undertake or wish to move into a more industrial or negotiating role within a union.. Over six days, participants will explore the changing nature of ownership and negotiations, how to strategically research, campaign and negotiate to retain and extend union recognition. Programme:
12 July 2011
Community-based strategies can help enhance the capacity of unions to organise hard to reach workforces, and project positive images of trade unions. This course, over two days, is for union officers and organisers who are working on campaigns within local communities or who would like to know how to effectively...
12 July 2011
A course for experienced officers and those who have completed the Diploma course, this course explores in more detail the key skills and knowledge needed by officers to operate effectively in union campaigns and work. This course is delivered over 12 days in a six-month period.
12 July 2011
This course is for union officers who would like to take up an organising role or have been undertaking an organising role within their union. Set over 20 days over a full year, the course consists of five modules that explore the key skills and knowledge needed to organise successfully.
12 July 2011

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