This programme for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic workers will give you the confidence and key skills to influence your union structures.
The aim of this programme is to identify, empower and enable Black members and activists interested in doing so, to step forward within the movement.
It will also help the TUC to continue to learn what the trade union movement should be doing better in order to ensure the movement reflects and represents its diverse membership.
Black’ – with a capital B– is used to indicate people with a shared history. ‘Black’ is used in a broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in the UK who have suffered from colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society”.
Black workers are more likely to be trade union members, yet they remain under-represented as union reps, activists, staff, officers, political leaders and change makers. If we want the trade union movement to truly reflect the workers it represents and to bring about effective change for all, then we need to remove the barriers that prevent Black members from becoming active, developing and advancing within the movement.
The programme will enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and networks they need to become active or progress within the movement.
The programme will cover the following:
All courses will run between 10.00 and 16.00
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from trade union members, activists, reps, and officers who work or live in the Midlands and self-identify as Black.
We would like to see applications from trade unionists who are keen to broaden their skills, advance in their roles and union.
Nominating someone to take part
If you know someone who would be perfect for this programme, we welcome referrals from trade union officials.
Simply email email@example.com with their full name and email address and we will reach out to them with all the information and details on how to apply.
Costs are involved when participating in this programme, but these should not be borne by the participants themselves.
To ensure this, we are asking participant's respective trade union and/or branch to cover the expenses involved with the course (including travel to and from London.)
What if my union refuses to pay/ can’t afford it?
We do not wish for costs to be a barrier. So, if you are concerned your union has insufficient funds, please get in touch with the TUC Midlands team.
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