The TUC will be running the third Young Trade Union Leaders Weekend at the Holiday Inn, Manchester, on 20th & 21st May, 2017.
The programme is aimed at young activists already in leadership positions at branch, sector, regional or national level within their unions. The aim of the programme is to develop awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by the trade union movement and the skills required to build strong and effective unions The programme will cover the following key areas;
- The key challenges faced by unions
- Strategies and skills for union revitalisation
- Effective campaigning
The programme will be run by senior TUC staff and will include contributions from senior officers from unions, partner organisations and academics. The cost of the programme is £175 per person which covers accommodation on the Saturday evening and course materials. Unions will be required to cover the costs of evening meals and any additional night’s accommodation. Participants will be expected to arrive in time for the formal opening of the programme at 11am on Saturday May 20th and stay until the close of the programme at approximately 3.00pm on Sunday May 21st.
Nominations for the programme are sought either directly from unions or individuals who meet the criteria above and are able to demonstrate that they have the support of their union at either a national or regional level.
Nominees/applicants must qualify as young members under the rules of their union. In cases where the nominees/applicants union does not have a rule defining a young member, then they should be aged 27 and under on the dates of the programme.
Applications/ nominations should be made using the application form below and should reach the TUC by April 1st, 2076. Applicants will be informed if they have been successful in securing a place on the programme shortly after this date. Places on the programme are limited to 15 participants and priority will be given to activists in leadership positions but who have had limited training and other development opportunities.
Carl Roper, TUC National Organsier - firstname.lastname@example.org