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How to be an effective equality rep
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Thu, 14 Nov 2019 - 09:00 to
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 04:30

City of Bristol College
Ashley Down
United Kingdom

Cost free for attendees

Equality reps promote fairness in the workplace by

  • raising the equality agenda among fellow workers and within their own unions;
  • encouraging employers to make equality and diversity part of mainstream collective bargaining;
  • working with vulnerable workers,
  • ensuring that every worker receives fair treatment.

This essential course will train equality reps in their new role and help them get to grips with the new and changing equality agenda. We will cover how you can raise awareness of the equality issues at work, build your knowledge of relevant legislation, and develop your understanding of equality within your union. 

Apply for your place today. 

Who is this course for? 

This course is for existing, new or potential equality reps. You may be an experienced workplace rep looking to update your knowledge, or a new rep who wants to take on this responsibility.

How long is the course? 

This is a 3 day course that will run on 14, 21 and 28 November 2019

How much is the course? 

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

Can I get time off to do this course? 

Union representatives who would like to attend TUC courses during working time should first ask their employer for time off, with pay.

Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977,  recognised union representatives, and safety representatives have a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their trade union.

Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice (pdf).

Union Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining paid time off to attend courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or a full time union officer.

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